Sergeant Charles H. Tracy is a Chicopee native who was awarded the Medal of Honor during the American Civil War for two acts of bravery. His Medal of Honor was awarded to him on November 19, 1897 with a citation that reads “At the risk of his own life, at Spotsylvania, 12 May 1864, assisted in carrying a wounded and helpless officer to a place of safety.” The Mayor of Chicopee along with The Department of Veterans' Services has an annual award ceremony in honor of Sergeant Tracy. The Charles H. Tracy Award is presented to a veteran for his/her volunteerism and service to the Chicopee veteran community for that year.
The 2018 Charles H. Tracy Ceremony will take place at the Chicopee Council on Aging located at 5 W. Main Street at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23rd. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Department of Veterans' Services at (413) 594-3470.
Congratulations to the 2017 Charles H. Tracy Award Recipient Capt. James P. McInerney (ret) USMC.