During a recent visit to the Coatesville Area Senior Center, state Senator Andy Dinniman honored six World War II veterans from the Coatesville area for their service, according to a staff report from Daily Local News.
“It’s both an honor and a special experience to be in the presence of six World War II veterans,” said Dinniman.
Dinniman, who serves on the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, added that the six men represent a living link to an incredibly important and formative time in the history of the country.
“We have a patriotic duty and moral obligation to always honor and remember their courage, service, and sacrifice,” he said.
George Donald Wallace, Henry Jacks, Nicholas DePedro, Tony Genaro, Charles Gibbs, and Harold “Rootie” Root all served in various branches of the military and in various capacities in World War II.
This is one in a long line of visits to senior centers and senior living facilities by Dinniman since he took office. The state Senator has also established the 90+ Birthday Program, where seniors in the area 90 years and older receive a special certificates on their birthday.
Read more about the veterans at Daily Local News here.