|February 28, 2001
|On February 28, 2001 my mom told me there was going to be a special assembly
at my school because VFW Post 5758 was going to present the school with new flags.
When I arrived at the assembly I was surprised to see that not only was the
VFW Post there, but Brigadier General John Patten and Mr. Kridlo were there as well!
Then Brigadier General Patten called me up and I REALLY got a surprise!
By order of Governor Ridge, I was being awarded the PA Medal of Commendation,
the second highest honor that can be bestowed on an individual in the state of PA!
BG Patten had come all the way from Ft. Indiantown Gap to present it to me!
|You can read the actual commendation and also a great story about my
commendation that appeared in my local newspaper
on the next page