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Family And Friends Honor Howard 'Sarge' Thiele


Last updated 6/23/2021 at 1:32pm

Sgt. Howard "Sarge" Thiele received a long, standing ovation from friends, family, comrades and community members at the VFW last Saturday.

On Saturday, June 19, members of the community joined the Transylvania County Honor Guard and the Thiele family at the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post to celebrate and honor the service of retiring Honor Guard Commander, Howard "Sarge" Thiele.

During the event, Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris presented Thiele with a Key to the City in recognition of Thiele's work with the Honor Guard.

Thiele is retiring from the Honor Guard after more than 11 years of service and hundreds of Honor Guard ceremonies performed at the funerals of western North Carolina veterans.

The Honor Guard also pa...

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