Hometown Heroes banners should be ordered by Feb. 1
From Arthur Benjamin Zarger Sr., who served in the Army during World War I, to those serving in the military today, more than 40 Hometown Heroes banners have been ordered to be hung along Baltimore Street in Greencastle.
The banners are a joint project of the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319 and Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion Post 373.
The banners are available through the chamber, which would like to have orders placed by Feb. 1. This allows time for mockups, ensuring accuracy and production of the final banners before they are displayed for the first time in May, according to Georgina Cranston, executive director of the chamber.
The banners will be displayed in May in honor of Memorial Day and from Sept. 11 through Veterans Day.
The mission of the project is to "honor and recognize Greencastle-Antrim servicemen and women who are serving, have served or given their lives for our country in the United States armed forces."
"It's going to be great for the community ... to drive down the street and see these heroes," Cranston said.
Anyone who has served or is currently serving and has lived in Greencastle-Antrim at any time is eligible to be honored on a banner.
The cost is $175, which includes the 24- by 60-inch, two-sided vinyl banner produced by FASTSIGNS, hardware, installation, removal, storage and displaying the banner for two years. There will be a small fee to continuing to display a banner after two years.
For information about ordering a Hometown Heroes banner, call the chamber office at 717-597-4610 or email:
An application and more information also can be found on the chamber's website:
Those already honored with banner orders are:
Anthony J. Angello, Army, 1975-1997
Clifford E. Barnhart, Army, World War II
Stephan C. Barry, Army, Cold War
Leon E. Bingaman Jr., Army, Currently Serving
Benjamin Franklin Bitner, Army (Special Forces), Global War on Terror
Patrick Bontrager, Marines, Global War on Terror
Matthew Christman, Army, Currently Serving
Thomas Ray Cook Jr., Army, Vietnam
Jeffrey L. Cordell, Army, Vietnam Era
Brinton M. Cordell, Navy, World War II
A. Leroy Crist, Army, World War II
Ronald E. Finafrock, Army, Vietnam
Galen M. Hartman, Army, World War II
Thomas C. Herrmann, Army and Army Reserves, Vietnam
James R. Hines II, Army, Currently Serving
Harold M. Hoffman, Army, World War II
Wayne C. Houck, Army, World War II
Joe H. Johnson, Marines, Vietnam
Arno M. Kuykendall, Army, Korean War
Donald R. Martin, Army, World War II
Francis D. McIntire, Army, World War II
George Miller, Army, World War II
Jack Henry Miller, Army, Korean War
Melchor Miller, Army, World War II
Frank L. Mowen, Navy, Korean War
Donald R. Myers, Navy, World War II
Harold "Nick" Nichols, Marines, Vietnam Era
John S. "Jack" Phillippy, Army, Cold War
Charles W. Rinehart Jr., Army, World War II
Leopold F. Ritacco, Navy, World War II
Ronald E. Shafer, Marines, Vietnam
Frederick P. Smith, Army, World War II
Myron A. Starr, Army, Vietnam
Charles H. Statler, Army, World War II
Carl F. Strausner, Army, World War II
Darren M. Strock, Army, Global War on Terror
Richard A. Strock, Marines, Vietnam Era
Edward M. Vaughn, Navy, Vietnam Era
Robert Samuel Zarger, Army, World War II
Richard Adam Zarger, Army Air Corps, World War II
Edward Strite Zarger, Army, World War II
Joseph Franklin Zarger, Army, Korean War
Arthur Benjamin Zarger Jr., Air Force, Korean and Vietnam Eras
Arthur Benjamin Zarger Sr., Army, World War I
Harry D. Zeigler, Navy, World War II