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Two-time Purple Heart recipient honored

February 9, 2014

Photo by Becky Polaski Francis Resch, a two-time Purple Heart recipient during World War II, was honored by the St. Marys Servicemen's Detail at their annual banquet on Saturday evening. Pictured, in back, from left, are Andrew Herzing, Lily Herzing, Francis Resch, Cynthia Herzing, Bliss Schlank, and Marc Schlank, while in front are Carrie Schlank, Aerin Schlank, and Anna Schlank.

Each year, the St. Marys Servicemen's Detail attempts to honor a veteran from the area who has received the Purple Heart medal for wounds suffered in combat in the U.S. Armed Forces. At their annual banquet on Saturday night, they honored a man who has received not one, but two of the medals.
Francis Resch, a veteran of World War II, was an honored guest at this year's banquet at the Bavarian Hills Restaurant, attending along with his daughter, Cynthia Herzing; two grandchildren, Andrew Herzing and his wife Lily, and Bliss Schlank and her husband Marc; and three great-grandchildren, Aerin, Carrie, and Anna Schlank.

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