Charles Krewson III receiving the Decoration in Gold from Ambassador Prosl. Karl SchrammelOn April 15, 2011, Charles F. Krewson III was presented the Decoration in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria. In a lovely ceremony surrounded by family and friends, Charles received the award from Ambassador Christian Prosl. Educated at Penn State, the University of Southern California and Cornell, Charles served as a health care administrator for the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Veterans Administration.
For over ten years he has worked as an honorary editor for this publication and has also served as President of the American-Austrian Cultural Society and was a member of the Board of Directors. When accepting the award Charles mentioned that he had been a devoted Austrophile most of his adult life and has greatly enjoyed the privilege and the pleasure of working with several Austrian Press and Information Officers over the course of time. The invited guests uniformly praised the Ambassador and Mrs. Prosl for the warmth of their reception and for the extraordinary hospitality.