Ian honoured for honouring his Confederate heritage
Wednesday 22nd August 2012
A GUERNSEYMAN is the only person in the British Isles to receive the American Heritage Preservation Award this year.
Ian Pearce, 67, was recognised for his work preserving Confederate symbols and heritage, including cleaning graves in America.
The retired postman has been interested in the War for Southern Independence [American Civil War] since the age of 10.
After discovering that he had an ancestor who fought in the war, Mr Pearce became a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which presented him with the award in July.
Mr Pearce said the award, also known as the Advance the Colors award, came as a complete surprise.