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131st Transportation Company holds special ceremony

Barnes retires, Baker promoted

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor • rebecca-z@citizenstandard.com

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Rebecca Zemencik/Citizen-Standard Surrounded by his family and friends, First Sergeant Michael Barnes retired from the Army National Guard’s 131st Transportation Company. Pictured with Barnes are from left, Joe and Sheila Baddick, Sally Bair, Claire Barnes his wife, granddaughters, Gabrielle and Madison and his daughter-in-law and son, Kim and Travis Rothermel.

ANNVILLE – Members of the 131st Transportation Company gathered at Fort Indiantown Gap for a special ceremony Sunday morning.
The company was awarded the meritorious unit command for its service in 2011 when it secured and distributed supplies on the battlefield. The unit gave selfless service and displayed courage.
The Company also witnessed the retirement of their First Sergeant Michael Barnes of Hegins and the promotion of Master Sergeant Glenn Baker, Tower City.
As family, friends and fellow soldiers watched, First Sergeant Barnes retired from his service.
First Sergeant Barnes began his

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