Dedication of Korean, Vietnam
and Desert Storm Memorial
New Chairperson Wanted, Passing of the Baton:
Faye Lewis no longer wishes to be in charge of the CHS reunion. She is asking for someone or chairpersons of 2 or 3 to step up to take the responsibility. Faye has all the information ready to hand over to whoever is interested in planning the next reunion. This includes all current addresses, other contact numbers and even the decorations. She can be contacted at 570-645-9426 or at 30 East Ruddle Street, Coaldale, PA 18218.
The Class Committee of 1964 is planning their 50th reunion to be held on September 20th, details will follow shortly, by e-mail and postal mailing..
please plan to attend and SAVE THIS DATE !!!SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20th. Thom Terry
Hope emerges after war Hometown native focuses
book on Wounded Warriors
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Joe Macenka, formerly of Hometown, has written a book detailing the aftermath of traumatic combat injuries.
By KATHY KUNKEL email@example.com
As politicians bicker about funding and troop levels for America's military, questions abound about just how the armed services will adapt to one of the largest drawdowns in history.
While cuts to manpower are to be expected in response to troop reductions in Iraq and Afghanistan, proposed changes in benefits are hot topics in the military community.
A new book, written by a Virginia man with local ties, paints a stark picture of just how some of those veteran benefits impact a somewhat overlooked segment of the military community Wounded Warriors.
-"Hope Emerges" is a collection of first person accounts providing an intimate look at the lives of some of America's wounded heroes and the people who care for them. Joe Macenka, son of Joseph and Dorothy Macenka of Coaldale, was given unlimited access to the patients, families, physicians and staff at the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center at McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Va. What he discovered there ran the gamut of emotions sadness, depression, heartbreak, inspiration and hope.