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