The PGR has been requested to Honor a fallen Vet in Tupper Lake 05-21-2011
Some things I feel you should know about Hal: Hal served the United States Marine Corps and served in the 1st Battalion 9th Marines – The Walking Dead - in Vietnam and Laos, in 1969. An avid hiker, Hal turned from hunting and began exploring the world of search and rescue and the use of canines. Weekends and late afternoons were spent, honing the skills of Hal and Marilyn’s German shepherd dog Tsunami. Never did they expect that their training would be put to use at Ground Zero in New York City following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The horrors of those days were reminiscent of Hal’s war experiences. In the aftermath of September 11, Hal was led on another journey of healing, faith in God, and a quest to help wounded warriors returning home from America’s new battles. Hal was proud to serve as an intercessor with the Welcome Home Initiative retreats held at Christ the King Healing Center in Greenwich, New York. His efforts, along with his colleagues’, have helped heal the mental and physical wounds of so many war veterans. Hal, ever the Marine, was an officer with the Adirondack Leathernecks Marine Corps League 1268 in Tupper Lake. He continued search and rescue activities and passed down to many others his knowledge of SAR K9s and his keen sense of the wilderness, navigation and search strategies and techniques Hal just never stopped serving his County and loving his family.