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Very Caring People Bring Joy to a Deserving Peru, NY Veteran

Jack watched and then saluted to greet his visitors

Jack and Dawn Harrsch

Stepchildren Angela Vanderbogart and Lloyd Provost Jr. presented the flag

By John T. Ryan
Peru – Tears are shed at every U.S. Oval Honor Flight Ceremony, but tears were also shed on Bruce Drive in Peru today. Health challenges prevented Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Jack Harrsch from participating in today’s Honor Flight, but the Honor Flight came to him. Jack’s stepchildren Lloyd Provost Jr. and Angela Vanderbogart led a parade of two dozen motorcycles, firetrucks and police cars to Jack and Dawn Harrsch’s home where they presented Jack with the American Flag. A large group of family, neighbors and friends were present for the special occasion.
Jack Harrsch retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1985 after a 21-year career. An aircraft structural repair foreman, he served in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Twelve years of his career were served at Plattsburgh Air Force Base.
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Comment from Nell Sherman
Time October 1, 2017 at 9:58 am

Very happy Mr. Harrsch was not left out from being honored due to health issues. Every person who gave of themselves during their lifetime SHOULD be thanked by us for a life of freedom!!

Comment from Vincent D Emery Jr
Time October 3, 2017 at 10:36 pm

Dear Mr Jack Harrsch you may of known my dad Tsgt Vincent Emery was Air craft maientance he was in OMS squardon. My dad transferred to Plattsburgh the summer of 1966 then in November 1969 went to Utia Pye Thailand. Came back to Plattsburgh and retired January 1974 the year I graduated from Peru Central high school and I worked at the recreation center and the arts and craft shop plus are used to announce the softball games at Plattsburgh Air Force Base to. I am a 20 year Army veteran.

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