Olyphant Tank Gets A Military Makeover

The Tobyhanna Army Depot 4th Quarter Retiree Breakfast Club provided the manpower to clean and paint Olyphant Borough’s M24 tank, which was used in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The project, which began on September 2 and completed on September, was supervised by Robert Tuffy, Lackawanna County’s Veterans Affairs Deputy Director. This initiative was the brainchild of George and Kim Atkinson of Olyphant. The borough provided an air pressure blower and power washer, and Mike Gregor of Sherman Williams donated the paint.

L-r, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, George Atkinson, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Robert Tuffy, the County’s Veterans Affairs Deputy Director; Joe Rogan, Ron Wassil, Joe DeNero, Ed Moran Jr., Bob Miscavage, Bob Benjamin, Nick Colacicco, and Commissioner Edward G. Staback.

Armed Forces Week Designated In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners and the County’s President Judge presented a proclamation to a retired military official, designating May 11-16 Armed Forces Week in our community. The presentation honored the thousands of men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving our country and protecting our freedom.

L-r, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Commissioner Edward G. Staback, Judge Thomas Munley, Master Sergeant Joseph Sylvester, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Commissioners Declare “Because We Care Day” In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented to Bernie McDonald, inside left, Commander of the AMVETS Post #189 and the Department of Pennsylvania First Vice Commander, with a proclamation in honor of “Because We Care Day.” This nationwide program is utilized to thank veterans for their service and sacrifices for keeping our country free. AMVETS volunteers provide a variety of assistance to veterans residing in veterans medical facilities or homes across the nation.

L-r, Commissioner Edward G. Staback, Mr. Bernie McDonald, Commissioner Jim Wansacz and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.