Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Display honors Delco’s servicemen and women

"MEDIA — A display in the lobby of the Government Center, unveiled Tuesday, honors men and women of the armed forces with a pictorial tribute board featuring photos of those serving in the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan and other military campaigns.

The display was launched at a ceremony attended by the families and friends of several members on active-duty and members of the Delaware County Council. In all, pictures of 10 armed forces personnel were put on the tribute board.
Five pictures were posted on the board by family members or friends. They include:n Army Spc. Anthony Crocetto, of Norwood, by his aunt, Joyce Calabrese, of Glenolden, who works in the county Office of Judicial Support. He is serving in Iraq.
n Army Spc. Philip George of Chester, by longtime friend Eileen Ricketts, a county employee in the controller’s office. He is an Army engineer.n Airman 1st Class Matthew Heiser, of Marple Township, by his parents Maureen and Tony Heiser. He is based out of Spangdahlem, Germany, and is now serving in Afghanistan.
n Staff Sgt. Nicholas Miccarelli, of Ridley Park, by his parents, Linda and Nicholas Miccarelli, and friend, Derek Spaccone. Miccarelli is the state representative for the 162nd Legislative District and is serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.
n Lt. Kevin Moran, of Middletown, by his mother, Marian Moran, president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers. He is a Navy aviator.
n Also posted were photos of Marine Cpl. Peter Browne, of Radnor, Navy Lt. Robert Koroly, of Upper Darby, Army Pvt. Marc Lare, of Collingdale, who is serving in Iraq, Marion Sewell Jr., of Chester, who is serving with the Army in Iraq for a second tour of duty, and Navy Ensign Ian Wessels, of Newtown Township, serving aboard the USS Jarrett.
“Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the actions of American military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere have given us a renewed appreciation of their dedication, sacrifices and patriotism,” said county Vice Chairman Jack Whelan, council’s liaison to the Department of Veterans Affairs. “We hope the tribute display will increase awareness and appreciation for those who are now serving here and overseas.”Delaware County residents who have family members actively serving in the military are invited to submit the individual’s military photograph and information on their service to the Veterans Affairs, Room 225, Delaware County Government Center, 201 W. Front St., Media, Pa. 19063. The 4-inch-by-6-inch colored photographs should include the name of the person serving in the military, town of residency and their official military address."

Display honors Delco’s servicemen and women - The Delaware County Daily Times : Serving Delaware County, PA(

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