Veterans who made the trip
The list of veterans, along with their care givers, who attended the bus trip to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday are as follows:
Albrightsville - Joseph J. Drozd, U.S. Army-Infantry, 1947-51; Gerald R. Harbin, U.S. Army, 1964-67; John E. Howard, U.S. Army, 1951-77; Donald J. Searfoss, National Guard, 1952, U.S. Air Force, 1952-60; Will Spelger, U.S Army, 1953-55.
Bowmanstown - Gary Beaver, Navy Seabees, 1966-86; Lewis Markley, U.S. Air Force, 1964-70; Richard Steigerwalt, U.S. Navy, 1944
Jim Thorpe - Henry Desrosiers, U.S. Air Force, 1971-75; Paul Dickes, Merchant Marine, 1943-45; Herbert L. Green, U.S. Air Force, 1942-46; John Huber, U.S. Marine Corps; Thomas J. Hicks, Jr., U.S. Air Force, 1955-58; Elmer E. Highland, U.S. Air Force, 1952-54; Bertram Huggett, U.S. Marines, 1952-59; Donald P. Kearney, U.S. Army, 1966-69; Bernard Kuhla, U.S. Navy, 1951-55; Michael W. Kuzo, U.S. Navy, 1965-68; William Leapold, U.S. Army, 1943-46, William Lindermuth, U.S. Navy, 1963-68; Frank Sebelin, U.S. Navy, 1953-61; Kenneth W. Shanfelt, Jr., U.S. Navy, 1973-78; Norman Summers, U.S. Army, 1954-56.
Lansford - Daniel Barno, U.S. Army, 1954-57; Edward Chawojsky, U.S. Marine Corps. 1954-67; Edward Drozd, U.S. Army, 1953-54; David J. Padora, U.S. Navy, 1969-73.
Lehighton - Frank Bayer, U.S. Navy, 1943-46; Arlington W. Everett, U.S. Army, 1948-52; Kermit M. Klotz, U.S. Army, 1948-52; William A. Klotz, U.S. Army, 1961-64; Dale Koons, U.S. Army, 1948-51; Wayne Nothstein, U.S. Air Force, 1968-72; Mahlon W. Shaffer, U.S. Army, 1952-55; George F. Stocker, U.S. Marine Corps 1950-54; John Sverchek, U.S. Air Force, 1966-71; Glenn Warner, U.S. Army, 1943-46; Luther R. Zeigenfus, U.S. Army, 1940-45.
Nesquehoning - David Nobis, U.S. Navy, 1962-66, Margaret Nobis, care giver; Frederick Young, U.S. Army, 1943-46.
Palmerton - Peter Blynn, U.S. Army, 1957-60; Howard Bossard, U.S. Navy, 1943-46; Delbert Christman, U.S. Army, 1943-46; Howard Cyr, U.S. Army, 1955-57, Med.: Honey Cyr; Melvin F. Dunbar, U.S. Army, 1963-69; Joe Ebeley, U.S. Navy, 1954-67; Robert Eckhart, U.S. Army, 1956-58; Scott G. Feller, U.S. Air Force, 1945-48; Bruce Fronheiser, U.S. Air Force, 1954-58; Gus Guedes, U.S. Navy, 1966-69; Stephen R. Hansut, U.S. Navy, 1966-70; Charles C. Hartranft, U.S. Army, 1951-54; Frank T. Johannes, Jr., U.S. Army, 1953-55, Pat Johannes, nurse/caregiver; Donald M. Koch, U.S. Army, 1964-67; David C. Kunkle, U.S. Navy, 1963-69; Charles Lehman, Sr., U.S. Air Force, 1951-59; Willard Meinhart, U.S. Marine Corps. 1953-56; Bernard Jesse Mendez, U.S. Navy, 1949-53; Frank J. Miller, U.S. Navy, 1962-66; Willard Moyer, U.S. Marine Corps. 1965-69; Manuel R. Muniz, U.S. Army, 1965-67; Connie Muniz, U.S. Navy, 1951-55; Frederick J. Nothstein, U.S. Army, 1959-65; Harold Nicholas, U.S. Army, 1944-46; Chris Olivia, U.S. Marine Corps, 1966-68, Sue Olivia, care giver; Earl J. Ott, Sr., U.S. Navy, 1948-52; Paul Papay, U.S. Navy, 1959-63, Carol Papay, nurse/care giver; R. Bruce Reiner, U.S. Army, 1968-71; David N. Ross, U.S. Navy, 1944-45, Ruth Ross, care giver; Robert A. Scherer, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps. 1965-69; Roger C. Smith, U.S. Army, 1961-63, Jean F. Smith, care giver; Robert Solt, U.S. Marine Corps. 1970-74; Delano Swartz, U.S. Marine Corps. 1953-56; Sam Todt, U.S. Navy, 1948-52; L. Joseph Uhnak, U.S. Army, 1963-66; Joseph J. Vargo, U.S. Army, 1953-55; Steve Vlossak, Sr., U.S. Army, 1968-70; Floyd Wilinsky, U.S. Marine Corps. 1952-55; William R. Williams, U.S. Navy, 1949-75; Todd H. Young, U.S. Army, 1952-53.
Summit Hill - Kenneth Boyd, U.S. Army, 1967-69; John E. Bryant, U.S. Navy, 1943-47; Joseph Ciavaglia, U.S. Army, 1951-54; Robert H. Graver, U.S. Army, 1959-81; Angelo Konstas, U.S. Navy, 1946-47; Joe Marcolla, U.S. Army, 1962-67; William K. O'Donnell, U.S. Army, 1970-76; John J. Sediva, U.S. Navy, 1955-61.
Weatherly - David R. Coll, U.S. Army, 1965-68; Bruce E. Doney, U.S. Air Force, 1953-57; Ronald C. Gerhart, U.S. Army, 1965-67; Adam F. Keener, Jr., U.S. Army, 1953-55, Thomas W. Keener, U.S. Army, 1965-68; Clinton F. Kunkle, U.S. Army, 1958-61; Joseph M. Macey, Jr., U.S. Air Force, 1968-74; John R. Meier, Jr., U.S. Navy, 1968-71; John R. Magula, U.S. Air Force, 1974.
Helpers were Dick Nothstein, Darlene Nothstein, Kathi Rehrig, Sheri Anthony, Peggy Confer, George Duell, Peggy Duell, Joe Sebelin, Randy Kreimoyer, and Shirley Blynn.