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CAROL SHETLER/The Luminary
(Kneeling still left-right): Dale Wertman, Richard VanBuskirk. (Standing): Paul LaForme, William Jones and Ken Edwards.
(Entrance remaining-right): Floyd Gortner, Richard Kelley, DaunWilliams, Kenneth Johnson. (Again row): Marlin Tanner, Stuart Easton, Lynn Knower and William Messersmith.
(Front left-proper): Floyd Gortner, Richard Kelley, DaunWilliams, Kenneth Johnson. (Again row): Marlin Tanner, Stuart Easton, Lynn Knower and William Messersmith.
MONTGOMERY – On Saturday evening, Sept. 4, more than 200 have been in attendance alongside the Susquehanna at Montgomery Park the place the evening air was crammed with tunes by the McNett Place Band. Selecting and singing on the stage had been Tim McNett, Opal and Carl Schlappi of Huntersville, and a drummer from Canton.
“This night is a gift to the neighborhood from Eagle Grange #1 all through its 150th anniversary,” explained Doug Bonsell, software chair from the Point out Grange.
In the course of intermission, 3 associates of the ‘Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County’ held a flag-folding demonstration in which the this means of just about every fold signifies a image. The group, formed in 1996, began in July 1999 to fold flags at navy funerals, and to date have participated in 1,755.
The demonstration was adopted with recognition of 33 veterans who were being awarded folders holding certificates of appreciation for their company to our place. The shows were built by Jenn Nauss, Eagle Grange secretary.
Referring to a pre-register list and in discussion during photograph time, it was learned Howard Wilt of Loyalsock held the earliest date of service remaining with the Marine Corps from 1948-1952. Wilt said, “Marines do with dignity what usually would be referred to as a brawl.”
(Kneeling left-right): Dale Wertman, Richard VanBuskirk. (Standing): Paul LaForme, William Jones and Ken Edwards.
Richard Moorhead of Montgomery, who’d served in the Army from 1986-1992, wore a plaid kilt in honor of his Scottish heritage.
Clad from ‘head to toe,’ that is to say, ‘hat to boots,’ William Messersmith wore his Military fatigues. Serving from 1960-1966, the previous soldier had been born in Mooresburg and the a person-area brick college he’d attended at this time houses a museum.
Veterans and year’s served are as follows:
AIR Force – Carl A. Buck, Jr., 1966-1970 George W. Heiges, Jr., 1980-2001, Paul LaForme, 1951-1953 Dale J. Wertman, Sr., 1966-1988.
Army – Floyd G. Gortner, 1953-1955 Dennis Gruver, 1965-1968 Donald Head, 1952-1954 Joshua Hoover, 1998-2006 William S. Jones, 1968-1983 David W. Lomison, 1968-1970 William Messersmith, 1960-1966 Richard Moorhead, 1986-1992 Donald D. Pentz, 1962-1965 James Stahl, 1964-1965 Kenneth Tupper, 1967-1969 Richard VanBuskirk, 1953-1955. Tim Edkins, 1986-2002, Army Reserves William S. Jones, 1989-1995, Pennsylvania Countrywide Guards.
MARINES – Charles L. Sanders, 1972-1974 Howard Wilt, 1948-1952.
NAVY – Christopher E. Buck, 1973-1977 Kenneth W. Johnson, 1951-1975 Dave Ravert, 1968-1972 Daun Williamson, 2010-2015 R. Stuart Easton, Navy Reserves 1955-1978 Jackie L. Eisenhauer, Navy/Marines, 1966-1970.
Further VETERANS had been Kenneth Edwards, Richard L. Kelley, Lynn Knower, Francis Sabo, Marlin Tanner and Nevin Zeisloft.