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College’s military family honored on Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day, PCToday honors the Penn College students, faculty and staff who have served (or continue to serve) the United States.

Penn College's military family honored for Veterans DayMembers of the campus community are encouraged to join in gratitude for the service of these classmates and co-workers, who are among those we recognize through this voluntary roster:

Ryan P. Beirne, Marine Corps, 2002-06
Robert B. Black, Navy, 21 years (retired senior chief petty officer)

Amanda M. Brodecki, Air Force National Guard, three years (still serving)
Ryan J. Copenhaver, Marine Corps, 2008-12
Kevin A. Getts, Marine Corps, five years
Andrew C. Hamilton, Army, eight years’ active duty
Ryan J. Harvey, Air Force, two years
Jennifer Hill, Army, eight years
Zachary T. Lambert, Army Reserve, three years
Robert A. Luna, Marine Corps
Brett W. Pehowic, Navy, retired after 24 years’ service

Tyler D. Robatin, Army National Guard, one year (medical discharge)
Hugh Brenton Sprague III, Army Reserve, 19 years (including two tours of duty in Iraq)

Marcia M. Bartlett, Navy, 10 years
John F. Chappo, Army (82nd Airborne Division), 1986-90
Dennis R. Dorward, Army, three years
John M. Good III, Army, five years
William P. Kilcoyne Jr., Marine Corps, four years
Joe Loehr, Air Force, 1968-72

Robert I. Mitchell, Air Force, 22+ years
Todd R. Smith, Army, 1983-2005

David A. Bates, Navy
Chet Beaver, Army, 25 years
Kenneth L. Bolig, Marine Corps (1972-77) and Navy (1982-2003)
Danna M. Brooks, Air Force, four years
Joel J. Brooks
, Marine Corps, 2001-06

Randall K. Curry, Air Force, 1979-89
Thomas W. Fry, Marine Corps, eight years
Bambi A. Hawkins, Coast Guard, 1988-94
Geoff B. Hensley, Navy, six years
Craig D. Hostrander, Coast Guard, seven years
Lynn C. Knower, Navy, eight years
Thomas J. Matus, Navy, four years
Timothy O. Rissel, Navy, 2003-11
Heather M. Shuey, Army, 12 years
Walter J. Shultz Jr. (also adjunct faculty), Navy, 1993-99
Rebecca A. Steer, Army, 12 years’ active duty
Kimberly A. Venti, Air Force, four years

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Lists were compiled from student and employee responses to a collegewide email.)

"Empty tables" honor absent military personnel. (Photo by Juvy A. Orillaza, student photographer)Several small tables, each set for one person and paying tribute to all branches of the U.S. armed forces, have been placed at various Penn College locations in honor of fallen and missing military personnel during this Veterans Day week. The college community is encouraged to visit the displays and join in appreciation for all who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation’s freedom. An explanation of each item’s symbolism and “A Toast to Our Fallen Comrades” follow: Empty Table


John Chappo,

My sincere thanks and a proud salute to all service members, prior service and active duty, and their families for the service and sacrifice on our collective behalf!

Ed Thompson (Williamsport Area Community College, Class of 1971),

Over half of the class I attended for aircraft maintenance were veterans, and I – not being one – was nevertheless very proud to attend classes with these great guys.

Tom Zimmerman,

“Bravo Zulu” to all who served or continue to serve and sincere thanks to the families who support them.
Capt. Tom Zimmerman, MSC, USNR (Ret.)

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