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History of Freeland, Pa.
Upper Lehigh Honor Roll

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  • Old Upper Lehigh Honor Roll and newer Memorial
  • Upper Lehigh Flag Raising, 1944
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                Lehigh honor roll Old Upper Lehigh honor roll, from Darlene Miller, who wrote: The back of the photo says “taken during recess 1946” and “Mary Gerlach” - both written by my Mother. I see a few Tancin names on the honor roll. ... She would have been 13. She attended Upper Lehigh and graduated from Foster Township in 1950. I think she was at U.L. School for this photo.

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                Lehigh honor roll Darlene also shared this article about the Upper Lehigh Flag Raising, writing: I found the article regarding the dedication of the Upper Lehigh Honor Roll. The article is from the Hazleton Plain Speaker in the August 19, 1944 edition. The names are in alphabetical order, so they should match the picture of the Honor Roll.

The names are also shown further down on this page. At right is what is written on the back of the photo shown above. Thank you, Darlene!

Upper Lehigh honor rolls, from Nadine Heckler: "Here are the photos of the Upper Lehigh honor roll ... they are copies of copies ... old Upper Lehigh honor roll new
                  Upper Lehigh honor roll The women in the picture of the old Upper Lehigh honor roll are my aunts Beatrice Williams Taylor (left) and Ruth Williams Effrig. They're pointing to the names of a sister and brother who were serving in WWII. Photo probably taken around 1943. ... My aunt said the honor roll was across from the Upper Lehigh school, but she also said there used to be a building there [where the honor roll was erected]. She described the building as a place where they held activities." At right is the more recent replacement memorial erected at the same location, with a beautiful wreath.

I recently remembered that I had taken a few photos of the newer Memorial in 2012. On the front of the Memorial is a plaque that says: "In Memory of Our Townsmen."

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Upper Lehigh Flag Raising, 1944 - Sara Wenner provided this souvenir program booklet by way of her cousin, Nadine Heckler. Please feel free to download this PDF of the Upper Lehigh Flag Raising 1944 printed program. It includes the list of names on the Honor Roll, which was NOT a list of those who died in service, but a list of those from Upper Lehigh serving in World War II at the time of the Flag Raising. I see that my dad's cousin George Tancin had already died in action by this date. Note that St. John's Band (from St. John's Nepomucene Roman Catholic Church) was playing that day. The Invocation was given by Rev. Joseph Korman of St. John's Nepomucene, and the Benediction by Rev. J. R. Breckenridge of St. James Episcopal Church. Flags and Honor Roll donated by the residents of Upper Lehigh.

PDF logo Upper Lehigh Flag Raising, Sunday, August 20, 1944 - (PDF file size = 1.5 MB)

Committee: George Gyuro, Chairman; Norman Knoll, Secretary; Melvin Daubert, Treasurer; George Sheaman, Luther Drasher, Herbert Mealing, Michael Palir, Elwood Troell, Michael Berta, William Sauers, George Weightman, Joseph Kushnerick, Paul Wish, Walter Potoskie.

Printing of program booklets supported by: Lash's Trucking, Trailing, Excavating (Hazleton), Sandy Run Miners and Producers, Inc. (Upper Lehigh), Thomas L. Faux, General Hauling (Freeland)

Upper Lehigh Honor Roll 1944 (I'm listing the names here so they're searchable online):
Amend, Howard W.
Bartosevich, Anthony J.
Bartosevich, Frank
Bartosevich, Paul
Berta, John T.
Berta, Wilbur J.
Blose, Harold J.
Bobcowski, Charles B.
Breznitsky, John M.
Breznitsky, John T.
Breznitsky, Michael
Breznitsky, Michael A.
Buchman, Albert K.
Buchman, Donald R
Cartwright, Joseph
Drasher, Charles
Drasher, Harry
Fairchild, Clinton E.
Gerlach, Henry
Gerlach, Robert W,
Gerlach, Wilbur
Gerlach, William Jr.
Hatrock, George
Hatrock, John H.
Hinkle, Samuel
Horwath, Andrew
Horwath, Goerge
Horwath, Paul
Horwath, Thomas
Kardisco, Joseph F.
Kardisco, Steve G.
Kasper, John
Keers, William
Korol, Stephen
Kresge, James K.
Kushnerick, Albert B.
Lehan, Michael
Matz, Anthony
Markle, Fredick (Frederick?)
Mattie, Thomas
McGeehan, Edward
Mesh, Michael S.
Miller, George J.
Mooney, Bernard
Ondich, John J.
Palir, Thomas
Pavlick, Michael E.
Petro, Edward J.
Pirock, George
Plavcan, Thomas
Plocha, Joseph J.
Psar, John A.
Psar, Michael T.
Psar, Thomas G.
Sarna, Andrew E.
Shelly, Raymond V.
Shemo, Thomas E.
Stegana, Emil J.
Stegana, Joseph
Stubbs, Fredrick
Stubbs, Thomas E.
Stumph, John L.
Tancin, George - Gold Star
Tancin, John
Tancin, John Jr.
Tancin, Stephen
Tiglio, Michael G.
Troell, George
Troell, William R., Jr.
Williams, Elwood
Williams, Lewis C.
Wisdow, William C.
Yadsko, Joseph J.
Yadsko, Michael L.
Zmiejko, Chester

If you have information or images relating to Upper Lehigh or its Honor Roll/Memorial, would you please email me? I would be grateful for copies to share here. Thank you. - C. Tancin

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