Linda, what an awesome town Middletown, NJ is! I was able to bring my 1SG and two FRG representatives up there as well.
The Mayor escorted us around the city. We were able to meet with the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Fire Chief, Police Chief, EMS reps, and many others from that community. We look forward to the relationship that we are continually building with them. We were so fortunate to have conducted a face to face with them.
Photos - Cindy Herrschaft was the primary photographer while we were visiting. I will contact her regarding posting them on the web or sending a few via email.
Thank you again for you time and dedication to the ASA program. We are so blessed to have an American like you that is looking out for the well being of our entire armed services.
Talk to you later, Mike
Commander Mike Donahue, Middletown Assistant Fire Chief John Isacken, Assistant Jon Kardel, Specialist Justin Laberdee, 122nd ASB, B Company 82nd Airborne, 1st Sgt. Stephen Smith and Middletown Assistant Fire Chief Jon Kardel. Justin, who is also a member of Middletown's First Aid and Rescue Squad was home on leave when Mike and Stephen came to visit us. He is returning to Afghanistan.