The LA Dodgers Honor Mr. Wilson

June 19, 2019

Mr.Wilson honerd at the dodgers game

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and it’s only fitting that those who fought for America were recognized by America’s pastime. Our CEO Mr. Charles Wilson was recently honored by LA’s very own Dodgers for his service in WWII — and boy, is there a lot to honor.

Mr. Wilson began his service in 1944 as an Intelligence Reconnaissance Army Scout. On January 11, 1945 his squad was met by heavy artillery fire. Although he was wounded by shrapnel from the attack, Mr. Wilson completed his mission to report to his seniors, and immediately returned to save his stranded team.

Mr.Wilson in Uniform

wilson on duty

His bravery saved the lives of 6 men, and only after their safe return did he allow his own wounds to be treated. A Purple Heart and Bronze Star awaited him, but the real reward was knowing that his comrades would live to return to their loved ones back home.

Returning from WWII was just the beginning of his life of service, and we’re in awe every day of his commitment to making the world a better place. His generosity and kindness have been guiding principles at Ernest Packaging Solutions since day 1. For everything you do, Mr. Wilson we salute you!

At 95 years of age, it’s no exaggeration to say that Mr. Wilson has lived an extraordinary life. He built an amazing company culture that’s lasted over 70 years, and he’s brought some truly exceptional people into the Ernest family. Learn more about some of the people who make Ernest a great place to work!