Military ball planning in 1990


Capt. Barbara C. Ekdahl discusses plans for the 1990 military ball, hosted by the National Guard 728th Maintenance Battalion, with the steering committee for the event. Committee members are, from left, CW3 Charles W. Rupert, now deceased; CW 3 Jack C. Noll; and CW 4 Milton R. Weaver of Clintondale. Behind them is a depiction of the 1990 ball theme, “God, Country and Family,” painted by Sgt. Merton Parks. At the ball, held Saturday, Nov. 10 that year, First Sgt. John W. Heckel III of Mill Hall was promoted to command sergeant major. We thank Pastor Sharon Nestlerode for sharing this photo with other Express readers.