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Organizers of the fifth annual John Viercinski Memorial Golf Tournament held at Edgewood in the Pines Golf Club, Drums, recently presented the Disabled American Veterans Department of Pennsylvania with a check for $1 1,000. John Viercinski was the director of pharmacy at Wyoming Valley Health Care System, a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, a veteran of the Persian Gulf War and commander of the 348th General Hospital (HUM). He died in 2008 after a lengthy battle with cancer. The tournament is an annual event that honors Vercinski's memory and re-affirms his commitment to the community. At the check presentation, from left: Karen Bedwick, consultant, Creative Memories; Joe Tabit, General Community Pharmacy; Dennis Bieryla, CVS Caremark, tournament chairman; Paul Hiller, Special Care Hospital Pharmacy; Luann Viercinski, Medicine Shoppe, Clarks Summit; Marie Viercinski, Hershey Medical Center; Bob Viercinski, Medicine Shoppe, Clarks Summit; Carmen DeSanti, state treasurer, Disabled American Veterans Department of Pennsylvania; Mike Popson, Sanofi; Kurt Kienle, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, tournament director; Patti Kienle, Cardinal Health; Joe Ranieli, CVS Caremark; and Mike Hallas, department service officer, Disabled American Veterans Department.

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