Lt. Mitchell Paige

Courtesy of Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Lt. Mitchell Paige, a Charleroi native, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism during World War II.

CHARLEROI – A Medal of Honor recipient who was born in Charleroi will be honored next week with a monument in the borough.

The American Legion Riders motorcycle club will dedicate a monument to Lt. Mitchell Paige, who single-handedly kept Japanese forces at bay in the Battle for Henderson Field in the Solomon Islands during World War II.

Staff Writer

Scott Beveridge is a North Charleroi native who has lived most of his life in nearby Rostraver Township. He is a general assignments reporter focusing on investigative journalism and writing stories about the mid-Mon Valley.

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