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Peace Makers Awards for 2018

By Frank ESterle

This Memorial Day weekend, Home Helpers’ Lehigh Valley office in Bethlehem is taking a moment to not only honor those who gave their lives serving our country, but also those in our service who served in our nation’s military.  We created the “Peace Makers” Awards for 2018 to recognize our proud veterans’ efforts to support our country’s interests internationally to keep peace in a volatile world.


John McFadden is one of the Lehigh Valley “Peace Makers” for 2018. John served in both the Navy and the Marines. He served in the Fleet Marine Force, the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Philadelphia Naval Hospital in the Amputee rehab unit and on the ISS Sanctuary. He was stationed in California, the Mediterranean and Lake Champlain, NY.

Home Helpers recognizes John and the contribution he made for Peace. Happy Memorial Day John. Home Helpers is honored to serve you and grateful for your service.

Peace Makers Awards for 2018


Naomi Yellin is one of the Lehigh Valley “ Peace Makers” for 2018. Naomi served as a WAC (Women’s Army Corporation) and then in the Army. She served in Washington DC. Home Helpers recognizes Naomi and the contribution she made for Peace. Happy Memorial Day Naomi. Home Helpers is honored to serve you and grateful for your service.

Peace Makers Awards for 2018


Willard Leh is one of the Lehigh Valley “Peace Makers”. Willard served in the Army and was stationed in Korea for 2 years. He was drafted at 21 and was grateful to be in Italy and enjoyed the wine and the people he served. Home Helpers recognizes Willard for the contribution he made for Peace.  Happy Memorial Day Willard. Home Helpers is honored to serve you and grateful for your service.

Peace Makers Awards for 2018


Ed Gigliotti is one of the Lehigh Valley “Peace Makers” for 2018. Ed served in the Army for 3 years. He was stationed in Europe under General Patton. He participated in the Battle of the Bastion.  Home Helpers recognizes Ed and the contribution he made for Peace. Happy Memorial Day Ed. Home Helpers is honored to serve you and grateful for your service.

Peace Makers Awards for 2018


Walter Valovage is one of the Lehigh Valley Peace Makers  for 2018. Water declined having his picture taken but he asked us to use this picture of him. This  hangs in the hallway of his home at Sterling Heights in a tribute to all service residents.  Happy Memorial Day Walter. Home Helpers is honored to serve you and grateful for your service.

Peace Makers Awards for 2018


Gil Leseberg is one of The Lehigh Valley “Peace Makers” for 2018. Gil Served in the Navy on active duty and then remained in the Navy on in-active duty serving for a total of 20 years. He retired a lieutenant commander. Home Helpers  recognizes GIl and the contribution that he made for peace. Happy Memorial Day Gil. Home Helpers Is honored to serve you and grateful for your service.

Peace Makers Awards for 2018


Bruce Shank Is one of the Lehigh Valley “Peace Makers for 2018”. Bruce served in the Army as 2nd  in command during the B29 Raids in Guam. His wife June managed the fleet post office for the Navy. Home Helpers recognizes Bruce Shank and the contribution that he made for peace. Happy Memorial Day Bruce. Home Helpers  is honored to serve you and grateful for your service and for June’s service.

Peace Makers Awards for 2018

Peace Makers Awards for 2018