Veterans groups honor Jack Pickles

December 7th, 2017 6:00 am

Veterans Day was even more special this year for Navy veteran Jack Pickles, of Newport Township, who received a surprise visit from comrades-in-arms VFW Post 8353 Commander Joe Molski, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 539 president and Army veteran Lorrie Materewicz, American Legion Post 539 Commander Shawn Swicklik and American Legion Post 539 Home Association President Joe Figlerski. They presented him with a plaque honoring his many years of meritorious service as commander of VFW Post 8353 and to the community as an organizational leader, postman and charter and school bus driver. Also present were auxiliary secretary/treasurer Sally Billings and home association treasurer Tim Derr. Molski is shown presenting the plaque to Pickles.