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World War II vet picks winner for Patriot Award fundraiser

December 14, 2013

Frank Sirianni (left) of the Kane Lions Club helps Leonard Nelson (right) of Kane select a winner of a Henry Rifle in a fundraiser for the Staff Sgt. Kenneth VanGiesen Patriot Award. Nelson is a World War II veteran and the oldest member of the Lions Club.

Alan Simchick of Johnsonburg is the winner of a Henry Rifle, a prize given in a fundraiser for the Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. VanGiesen Patriot Award in Kane.
The award goes each commencement to Kane High School graduates who are entering the military service. The award honors VanGiesen, a Kane native who was killed in Afghanistan while serving with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

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