Abington Hero To Be Honored
November 8, 2018
Veterans Day will have special meaning this year in Abington Township as well as throughout Montgomery County.
At 10:00 AM on Monday, November 12th - Veterans Day - the three Montgomery County Commissioners as well as Gold Star Families will join the family of Marine Capt. Samuel Schultz to dedicate a Hometown Hero banner in his honor on the Montgomery County Courthouse Plaza in downtown Norristown.
Members of the general public are invited to attend this ceremony to honor a young man who gave his life in service to our country.
"Captain Schultz, 28, grew up in Huntingdon Valley and graduated from Abington Senior High School," according to Mr. John Corcoran, Director of Communications for Montgomery County. "He enrolled in the Navy ROTC program at Penn State and joined the Marine Corps after graduating."
"Captain Schultz was one of four Marines killed in a military helicopter crash during a training exercise on April 3rd in Southern California," explained Mr. Corcoran. "He is the 18th U.S. service member from Montgomery County who have lost their lives in service to our country since September 11, 2001, to receive a Hometown Heroes banner."
Among the 17 other "Hometown Heroes" honored with banners are: John Bubeck, Paul Karpowich, Kurt Krout, John Kulick, Joseph Maglione III, Jake Moletzsky, Mark Phelan, Nathan Raudenbush, Eric Shellenberger, Anthony Sherman, Marc Small, Tristen Smith, Travis Stottlemyer, Jeff Toczylowski, John Todd III, Brandon VanParys, and Travis Zimmerman.
The photographs are provided courtesy of Montgomery County, 2018.