Past, present military personnel honoredat Asa Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
A Christmas tree at the Asa Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe has been decorated to honor and remember military personnel from both the past and present. The tree, in the mansion's drawing room, was decorated by the mansion's tour guides with Red, White, and Blue ribbons and ornaments. Pictured during a visit to the historic site are veterans, all of whom served on the guided missile cruiser USS Jouett. They are, kneeling left to right : Ken Rutter, Newport, RI; Rick Smith, Barrington, NH; Terry George, New Bethlehem, PA; Jim Jordan, Lake Hauto; and Wayne Semenkow, Joppa, MD. Pictured with them are, standing from left, tour guides : Stephanie Borits; James LeVan; Carolyn Izzo; Director and Historian Ava Bretzik; and Carbon County Director of Veteran's Affairs Henry Desrosiers.