At their May 16th meeting, the Battle Ground City Council recognized 33 young men and women from the community who have committed to serve in the United States Armed Forces. Each enlistee in attendance was introduced and spoke about his or her military assignment, goals, and family members, many of whom who were in attendance.
Mayor Johnson shared a sentiment of many at the event, “As these young people carry out their service, they will know that the Battle Ground community supports and appreciates them.”
City Council’s 4th Annual Military Appreciation Night comes during Military Appreciation Month, designated by Congress to ensure that the nation was given the opportunity to publically demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members.
Pictured with members of City Council in the photo linked below are (in no particular order):Branon Durr (US Air Force)Zachary Pellymounter (US Air Force)Jacob Kellogg (US Air Force)Tymothy Keire (US Marine Corps)Kevlar Anderson (US Marine Corps)Anthony Matson (US Navy)Ryan Rich (US Navy)Alejandro Cruz (US Army)William Hoffman (US Army)Jared Moore (US Army)Gerald Schadler (US Army)Tyler Bates (US Army)Breanna Young (US Army)Dylan Hansen (US Army)Christopher Justice (US Army)Cody Hagedorn (WA Army National Guard)Carlos Mendoza (WA Army National Guard)
Recognized by Council, but unable to attend were:Steven Rehm (US Marine Corps)Derek Davis (US Marine Corps)Damien Ayala (US Marine Corps)Cicley Lee (US Marine Corps)Aaron Zempichcardiel (US Marine Corps)George Northam (US Marine Corps)Alex Richert (US Marine Corps)Jack Fidura (US Marine Corps)Conner Reed (US Marine Corps)Matthew Toves (US Marine Corps)Katherine Johnson (US Navy)Jacob Kokinakis (US Army)Gabe York (US Army)Thomas Kelly (US Army)Cory Ferguson (US Army)Ryder Stern (US Army)