Citizens' Voice from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on January 19, 1995 · 27
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Citizens' Voice from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania · 27

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, January 19, 1995
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In Our Nation's Service Wilkes-Barre native now a Master Sergeant; in Army service for 18 years Sereeant First Class David Keith Thompson, U.S. Army, a native of Wilkes-Barre and son of Mrs. Nancy Wheeler Kemmerer, also of Wilkes-Barre, was recently promoted to grade of Master Sergeant. He is presently on assignment to the Senior Army Advisor Group at base Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas. He advises the Texas Army Na tional Guard in Dallas, Texas. In PHOTO AT RIGHT, MSgt. Thompson, at left, is being congratulated on his promotion by Col. Jerry D. Malcomb, commander of the Senior Army Advisory Group for the Texas Army National Guard. A graduate of GAR Memorial High School, MSgt. Thompson has served 18 years in the military f lf i'l ? . y ' Three VAMC staffers honored for service Three staff members at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Plains, were recently recognized for 25 years of service. The honored staff members, front row, seated, from the left, are Dan Downey, chief, social work service; Zoe Zehel, PhD, chief, audiology and speech pathology service, and William Davis, medical clerk, medical administration service; back row: Reedes Hurt, medical center director; Dr. William Grossman, chief of staff; Penelope Popp, chief, nursing service, and John Hrichison, acting associate, medical center director. Italian American Yets honor member The Italian American Veterans of Luzerne County, Post 1, recently honored one of its founding members at the annual Family and Friends Dinner held at the Kozy K Lounge, Ashley. Benjamin Berrini, who resides in Hanover Township with his wife, Mary, was honored for his dedication to the post, and for his service to the community. He is a founding member of Post 1 and twice its commander. Berrini has also been honored for humanitarian service to the community with the highest award from Lions International. Commander James V. Cardillo, at left, presents the Post 1 award to Berrini. and plans on retiring in 1997 in the State of Texas. MSgt. Thompson has two daughters, Kathryn and Kimberly, both Wilkes-Barre residents. MSgst. Thompson has had three tours of duty in Germany, the last one being completed in March 1994. Also, he was an Army drill sergeant for a period of service at FlBenning, Ga. He is a unit advisor to Headquarters 372 D Support Battalion, 3101 W. Redbird Lane, Dallas, Texas. While still in service, MSgt. Thompson is attending Columbia College in Austin, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. in r ". . . J r, Ui i 1 r ft, A ; I'Mf'V. MS iihiiH.i.bwiiJiimwaniinffMrtiLiHa.iiiiHiiiinwn On Valentine's Day, February 14. send a special Valentine to your grandchildren). We'll place their photo ia a frame like those shown here, including the child's name, grandparent's name and city. Send a special message of love to a special grandchild. z, "mm 1 v v Pi mm", Child's Name Grandchild of Grandparent's Name Address TIC Please prinl or type. Pay with check, money order or credit card. No cash please. Be . are to indicate if you want us to 1 return your photo(s). Your Name (grandparent). Address Phone Child's Name. ! Please return photo(s) Yes No , (Circle OK) Check Money Order VISA Card Exp. Date Signature . SEND TO: ClTIZENS'VoiCE Children's Valentine Classified Dept. 75 North Washington St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 (YtT I MasterCard 1036 'W? X c Q. rs i a 3 C a

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