Spring­field hon­ors lo­cal woman vet­eran

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NEWS - By Su­san Serbin Times Cor­re­spon­dent

SPRING­FIELD >> Com­mis­sion­ers pre­sented a Cer­tifi­cate of Ap­pre­ci­a­tion to 1st Lt. Mar­sha Four, United States Army Nurse Corps (Ret.), who served in Vietnam 1969-70 in the 18th Sur­gi­cal Hospi­tal in the In­ten­sive Care/Re­cov­ery and Emer­gency.

Po­lice Chief Joseph Daly ap­peared on be­half of the Delaware County Vet­er­ans Memo­rial As­so­ci­a­tion, which will honor Four with the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s Free­dom Medal at its an­nual din­ner Nov. 14.

“I can tell you first hand, those trauma units close to the front line saved a lot of lives,” said Daly, a for­mer United States Marine. “The as­so­ci­a­tion’s motto is ‘lest we for­get.’ That means dur­ing ser­vice and af­ter. The work is beyond the medals, and I’m hon­ored to in­tro­duce Mar­sha Four.”

Af­ter her mil­i­tary dis­charge, Four con­tin­ued to serve in a va­ri­ety of venues and ini­tia­tives. In par­tic­u­lar, she spear­headed and served as the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Philadel­phia Multi Ser­vice Cen­ter which, in par­tic­u­lar, as­sisted home­less vet­er­ans. Four was re­elected to a third term as vice pres­i­dent at the 2017 Na­tional Con­ven­tion in New Or­leans, La., af­ter serv­ing 14 con­sec­u­tive years on VVA’s Na­tional Board.

“I am filled with pride to be hon­ored by my com­mu­nity. I moved around a lot, but set­tled here in the mid1980s,” said Four.”I had nowhere to call home un­til I moved here. I’m very proud that Spring­field is my home. It has so much to of­fer chil­dren and all of its cit­i­zens.”

Four was ac­com­pa­nied by her hus­band, Tony, who she met in Vietnam. They raised three sons in the town­ship and now have six grand­chil­dren.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Delaware County Vet­er­ans Memo­rial As­so­ci­a­tion and its an­nual din­ner, go to http://www.del­cov­et­er­ans­memo­rial.org” www.del­cov­et­er­ans­memo­rial.org.

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Lt. Mar­sha Four, U. S Army (Ret.), ap­pears with Spring­field Po­lice Chief Joseph Daly to ac­cept a cer­tifi­cate of ap­pre­ci­a­tion from the town­ship.

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Lt. Mar­sha Four, U. S Army (Ret.), ad­dresses Spring­field com­mis­sion­ers.

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