Operation Troop Appreciation

        It began nearly 15 years ago when a generous woman decided to lend her support to the military.  Kristen Holloway embarked on a personal project to provide Under Armour T-shirts for a local Pennsylvania National Guard platoon of 38 soldiers deployed in Iraq in March 2004. [Read more…]

Missing in Action Serviceman Honored and a Diploma Presented to a Vietnam Veteran 

         Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) welcomed home the remains of WW II Navy Petty Officer (PO) Third Class Walter E. “Bert” Mintus. Shot down over the Pacific Ocean on July 27, 1944, PO Mintus was declared missing in action until his remains were identified on June 25, 2018. “For nearly 74 years, the Mintus family was unsure of the fate that befell their beloved family member,” said Congressman Rothfus. “Thanks to the U.S. Navy’s diligent efforts, Bert’s family can heal knowing what happened and finally lay him to rest at home. It was an honor to join the Mintus family in welcoming Bert home. May God grant him eternal rest, and may his family be consoled with many blessed memories.”  [Read more…]

Veterans Bus trips to Washington D.C. 

          Honor Flight Pittsburgh recognizes American War Veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by transporting them via deluxe motor coach to Washington, D.C., to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.  [Read more…]

Veterans Events Around the ‘Burgh   

                 The Veterans Breakfast Club is a nonprofit that gives every veteran a chance to tell his or her own story in public.  Their mission is to create communities of listening around veterans and their stories to ensure that this living history will be forgotten.  [Read more…]

Seneca Valley Renames its Middle School after Sgt. 1st Class Ryan A. Gloyer

Sgt. 1st Class Ryan A. Gloyer

        Although they never meet, four Seneca Valley upperclassmen found a special way to honor a military alumnus.  Sgt. 1st Class Ryan A. Gloyer graduated from SVSD in the year 2000.  After graduation, he attended Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. He graduated with cum laude honors and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education.  In December 2004, Gloyer enlisted in the U.S. Army as an infantryman, completing basic training, advanced individual training and airborne school at Ft. Benning, Ga.  [Read more…]