Past President of USCBS Honored

Founder USCBS Honored

Left to right:
Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen, President Blue Shield (International)
Professor Friedrich Schipper, General Secretary, Austrian National Committee of the Blue Shield
Cori Wegener, Founder, U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer in the office of the Provost of the Smithsonian Institution

Corine Wegener, Founder of USCBS honored

The Plenary Session of the General Assembly of the Blue Shield (International) was held in Vienna, Austria on September 13, 2017. Karl von Habsburg, President of Blue Shield (International) presented Cori Wegener with the Blue Shield President’s Award, an antique military saber.

The award was given in recognition of her work as a member of the U.S. military. During her tour of duty in Baghdad, May 2003 to March 2004, Ms. Wegener was instrumental in the protection of cultural property of Iraq.

A second award was presented to Colonel Kèba Sangaré of Mali, in absentia. He was honored for his work in protecting the cultural property of Timbuktu following the reconquest of the region in January 2013.