Charles A. Maushardt
Award: Honoring Our Veterans
Charles “Charlie” Maushardt is a life-long resident of Rockland County. Upon graduation from Tappan Zee High School in 1969, he joined the U.S. Army. After basic training, Charlie served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971. For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and one Overseas Bar with Star.
Charlie has since been a member of several local veterans’ organizations including the Vietnam Veterans of America, serving as President from 1992-1994; the Raymond DeMeola VFW Post #1615 in Blauvelt; the John Perry American Legion Post #1044 in Sparkill and the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club in 1991. It was for his service to these organizations that Charlie was honored by the Rockland County Veterans Coordinating Council as the 1995-1996 Rockland County Veteran of the Year.
As President of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Nam Knights MC since 2000, an organization consisting of military veterans, law enforcement offi cers and Patriots, Charlie has become well-known for his leadership and service to the residents of Rockland County and the surrounding region.
The mission of the Nam Knights is simple: to honor the memory of our veterans and law enforcement offi cers who have paid the ultimate price and to assist those in need within our community. Under Charlie’s leadership, the Nam Knights have raised and donated well over $100,000 to local charitable causes in Rockland County. Their dedication to those in need has earned the Nam Knights a respected reputation. Without question, this well-known reputation is a direct result of Charlie Maushardt’s continued leadership, perseverance and undeniable passion to serve its residents.
Some of the events the Nam Knights host are food drives benefi ting People to People, annual Make-A-Wish benefi ts, POW-MIA, Watchfi re and Mount Moor Cemetery wreath-laying ceremonies and an annual Family Benefi t Picnic. They also support and participate in many military, law enforcement and community events including the Rockland County Law Enforcement and Brink’s Memorial Ceremonies, military deployment & welcome home escorts, parades and dedication ceremonies, and a variety of other charitable causes to benefi t our community.
Charlie lives in Blauvelt, New York, and has been married to his wife Marianne for 41 years. They have 3 grown sons and 6 grandchildren.