Article gets results

Regarding the “Defenders of Freedom” column in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette on March 24, 2014, I want to thank Nico Salvatori and your newspaper for publishing the article of Leonard Hritzko, enlisting in the U.S. Navy at age 14 and his subsequent military experience during World War II.

I have since spoken with Mr. Hritzko and he is now a life member of our national organization of “Veterans of Underage Military Service.” This same article also helped me to enroll a female veteran from Wellsboro.

James M. Padden

Pennsylvania State Commander

Veterans of Underage Military Service