Solomon honors World War II Veteran and member of Office of Strategic Services
Rep. Jared Solomon honored the military service of a constituent named Max Gordon at an event at the Philadelphia Protestant Home.
Surrounded by Mr. Gordon’s family and friends, Rep. Solomon was also joined by representatives from U.S. Senator Toomey and Congressman Boyle and a group of veterans from PPh who celebrated Mr. Gordon’s service in the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.
The OSS was the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency, and Mr. Gordon did deep intelligence work behind enemy lines in Asia. Rep Solomon presented him with a citation from the state House of Representatives as well as a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal, which Congress awarded to the OSS last year.
Mr. Gordon spoke of his service in India and Burma during the war, remembering colleagues who did not live to see this honor, and expressing gratitude for those assembled for making it a special day in his life.