With the Fourth of July just around the corner, the EPAA is happy to be hosting its annual patriotic exhibit to celebrate veterans, soldiers and the USA through ART!
This year’s exhibit is extra special as we honor retired Lt. Col. Robert “Bob” Chisolm for his lifelong military service.
Lt. Col. Chislom has a distinguished history of military service in the U.S. Army that includes fighting in WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Bob’s bravery and courage served him well as he was injured in all three wars but continued to serve his country receiving numerous medals and recognition.
Among his many decorations and awards were the Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star; Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal; The French Legion of Honor; The French Fourragere; The Belgium Fourragere and the Netherlands Orange Lanyard. He was honored to wear the Silver Wings of a Paratrooper with 2 Bronze Stars and Bronze Arrowhead and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (one of only 324 soldiers ever to receive 3 Combat Infantry Badges) with 2 stars.