Lycoming ROTC students participate in annual salute to veterans

Lycoming ROTC students participate in annual salute to veterans

Bison Battalion cadets (from front to back): Murray V. Shackelford, a Lycoming College history major; Penn College's Kyle A. Csorba and Craig W. Robbins; and Lycoming's Nnamdi Okangba, a corporate communication student who also serves in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

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Two Lycoming College Army ROTC students participated in a flag-folding ceremony at Lycoming Engines on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, to honor Lycoming County’s Korean War veterans.

Murray V. Shackelford, a history major, and Nnamdi Okangba, a corporate communication major, performed the annual ceremony along with two students from Penn College.

The performance of the ceremony by ROTC cadets marks a transition — the veterans who had traditionally performed the ceremony for more than a decade were treated as honored guests and were able to enjoy watching it this year instead.

Lycoming Engines presented $1,500 to The Hugs Project, a nonprofit that sends packages to U.S. servicemen and women serving abroad. The funds are raised by employees and supplemented with a company contribution. John Hartsock, a machine-shop supervisor at Lycoming Engines and an Air Force veteran who benefited from the program while serving overseas, accepted the check on behalf of the organization.

Music by the WB4 barbershop quartet also highlighted the observance.

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