Folks we have been contacted by the extended family of PFC Justin Crowell (pronounced CROW-ell) to assist in Welcoming Home their Hero from Afghanistan. As you can see from the bio below this is a special young man that has been through alot already. Lets get out and show how much we and others appreciate his sacrifice and service for this GREAT country. We will be gathering and going to the Great American Pub in Malvern and performing our ever popular Mug-n-Hug.
Rally Time : 2:15PM
Location: Paoli Shopping Center
82 E Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA
KSU : 2:45PM (approx)
Final Destination: “Great American Pub” in Malvern on 516 East King Street.
Short Bio :
US Army PFC Justin Crowell, 20, is from Phoenixville and has seen his share of hard times. Having lost his birth mother at an early age, he was raised by his grandmother, who died 2 years ago in the same month as his high school graduation. Without close family and a means to attend college, he decided in the summer of 2010 to enlist in the US Army to provide a stepping stone to that end and better himself in the process. In between taking the oath on his own and leaving for basic training, Justin crossed paths with a volunteer who had worked with youth in Phoenixville for 20 years; by the time Justin left for Basic training last January he had someone in his life who cared for him like a mother…and this mother-son type of bond, along with the love and support of others in the community, has taken him through a 6 month deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan as a Combat Engineer with the 55th MAC. He is returning to Philadelphia after 7 months away…to many who now embrace him as family, not the least of which is the one he now calls “Mom”.
HowardK has stepped up to RC this mission, again Howard I THANK YOU !!