A Hero’s Welcome has received a request from Linda Stanko, Mom af Army Lt. Paul Stanko to help her family welcome home her son after deployment in Afghanistan.
“Okay this is so exciting. His name is Lieutenant Paul Stanko. He is an army military police officer. He was deployed for 9 months in Afghanistan. He will be flying into Philadelphia on Look so forward to working with you all on this. This is so appreciated. Fondly, Linda”
Well Linda, We’re excited too! We can’t wait to surprise your son and show him how much we appreciate his service to Our Country!
Who: Army Lt. Paul Stanko
What: Welcome Home Escort
When: Friday 6/22
Rally Location: Hilltop Restaurant 2910 East High St. Sanatoga
Rally Time: 6:15 pm
Below is a brief bio:
Paul John Stanko Jr. was born on February 14, 1987 in Norristown, Pennsylvania to Paul and Linda Stanko. He has an older sister Tricia.
He is a 2005 graduate of Pottsgrove High School. Paul played football, lacrosse, and baseball. He was President of the History Club and Vice President of his class.
Paul studied Criminology and Investigations at West Virginia University and was the recipient of a four year ROTC Army scholarship. While at West Virginia University, Paul was selected to compete on the Ranger Challenge Team.
Upon graduation in May of 2009, he was commissioned as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army. Lieutenant Stanko has just returned home following a deployment to Afghanistan. He was the lead Training Officer to coordinate and plan training for the Afghanistan National Police, Local Police, Civil Order Police and the Afghan National Army.
He is currently stationed at Ft. Stewart in Savannah, Georgia with the 385th MP Battalion. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, reading and is an avid Eagles, Phillies and West Virginia University fan.
We will be escorting PJ to a welcome home party held in his honor in Pottstown where family and friends will be waiting with open arms! Let’s get this Hero to his party!
Sanatoga Fire Department will be helping us once again bring Home a Pottstown Hero !!!