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About Ivan | A Hero Remembered | The Iron Cross of Valor
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Ivan Skala Awarded Iron Cross of Valor

Ivan Skala Iron Cross of Valor
Glory to the Heroes!

1 September 2002 -- During the 51st All-American National Zdvyh ceremonies in Ellenville, New York, the Iron Cross of Valor, CYM's highest commendation, was bestowed posthumously to the family of Ivan Skala of the CYM's Myron Tarnawsky Branch in Passaic.

Iron Cross of Valor

Ivan Skala received this commendation for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Officer following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001.

Iron Cross of Valor

The Iron Cross of valor is CYM's highest commendation. Ivan was the first CYM member ever to receive this honor, which was officially bestowed by the XVI CYM World Congress in November, 2001 in Chicago.

Iron Cross of Valor

Members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and government officials were on hand to take part in the official ceremony.

Iron Cross of Valor

World Executive President's Address at Iron Cross Ceremony


About Ivan | A Hero Remembered | The Iron Cross of Valor
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