Two-time Purple Heart recipient honored

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.