Third Annual Armed Forces Dinner 2014 Honoring Noncommissioned Officer Corps

What: Third Annual Armed Forces Dinner

When: May 15, 2014 (Reception at 5:45PM, Dinner at 6:30PM)
Where: Living Learning Center, Pitt-Johnstown

The Armed Forces Committee invites you to join us at the 3rd Annual Armed Forces Dinner on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  This special patriotic event will honor Noncommissioned Officers who have served their country since World War II. Your sponsorship will help to defray the cost of the evening for our veterans and their spouses while we all enjoy a great patriotic evening together. We want them to know that we have not forgotten their sacrifices and value the importance of their leadership.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sergeant First Class Raymond Richard Buchan Memorial Scholarship.  Sergeant Buchan, a 1991 graduate of Westmont Hilltop High School, enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a platoon sergeant.  He was on his second tour of duty in Iraq when he was killed in action outside Ramadi in 2007.  His family and friends have honored his memory by providing scholarships for the past five years to local graduating high school seniors whose family members have honorable served in the Armed Forces with priority to students whose family members have been killed in action or received a Purple Heart.  This year’s scholarships will be presented at the dinner.

The honorary chairman for this year’s special event is Master Chief Petty Officer (ret) Harry Muncert, United States Navy veteran of World War II.

The Armed Forces Event Committee consisting of local veterans formed in 2012.  The committee brought back the Armed Forces Dinner to honor our country’s heroes living in the Laurel Highlands and to educate young Americans about the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform.


Honorary Chair
Harry Muncert, World War II Veteran, USN
Committee Members 
Corey Christman, USAF
Bill Crowe, USA
Karen A. Esaias, USAF
Alex Ganzy, USN
Raymond Gaydos, USN
Brian Gindlesperger, USMC (In Memoriam)
Bruce Jordan, USA
Kristen Majocha, USN
Craig Minnick, USA (Founder)
Rick Phillips, USMC
Lowell Shaffer, USA
Mark C. Voelker, USMC
Richard Von Schlichten, USAF
Harry Zeznanski, USA

Send questions to ArmedForcesEvent@yahoo.com.  For more information see www.ArmedForcesEvent.org or call (814)-533-1781.

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