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Posted: Wednesday Feb 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

Military veterans who belong to the Armbrust Veterans’ Association were the special guests and artist models for Br. Mark Floreanini’s drawing class at Saint Vincent College February 27. The event was a special project of the Saint Vincent College Office of Service Learning and Community Outreach. The veterans who participated included, standing from left, DK2 Fred Husak of Scottdale, Vietnam War veteran; Sgt. Tom Strang of Mt. Pleasant, Vietnam War veteran; Cpl. Augustine Kopcho of Tarrs, Korean War veteran; Technician 4th Grade Albert Cresson of Derry , World War II; Sgt. 1st Class Don Vargo of Latrobe, Cold War and Vietnam War; Airman 2nd Class Darryl Brown of Armbrust, Cold War; Petty Officer 2nd Class Duane Myers of Greensburg, Korean War; Kenny Fannerella of Greensburg, Korean War; and Br. Mark Floreanini, O.S.B. assistant professor of fine arts at Saint Vincent College. The student artists, seated from left, are Amanda Schrott of McKeesport; Mitchell Lindsay of Mt. Pleasant; Matt Miller of Apollo; Jennifer Kisner of Elizabeth; Katie Puwalowski of Pittsburgh; Maria Lang of Dubois; and Joshua Flynn of Sterling, Virginia. An informal reception for the veterans and students followed in the Carey Center lounge.