Soldier makes surprise visit to PA

June 27th, 2015 1:31 am

First Posted: 5/30/2013

Pittston Area had a surprise visit recently from a soldier who served in Afghanistan and is also the father of two of our students.

GySgt. Michael Pintha, father of Brittney and Kylie Pintha and his unit overseas, were the recipients of Pittston Area’s Key Club “Love A Soldier” campaign.

He and his fellow Marines received boxes of hygiene products like toothpaste and toothbrushes, soap and hand sanitizers.

Also, they were sent coffee, creamers and sweeteners from the club, as well as magazines to fill up the down times in combat.

To show appreciation, Sgt. Pintha presented the Key Club with a special certificate containing a picture of the AV8B plane that Pintha and his pilot flew in Afghanistan.

He also gave the club the actual American flag that was flown over Helmood Province, Afghanistan and presented it in a special triangle flag box, which is now in the Key Club’s display case.

The Key Club is honored to have helped out the service men and women overseas even in a small way and thank them for allowing us this opportunity.

Pictured at the visit , left to right, first row; Kate Musto, Key Club Treasurer, John McDonald, Abby Sheerer. Second row; Kylie Pintha, Brittany Pintha, Kaleigh Valeski, Key Club Vice-President, Shannen Brady, Key Club Bulletin Editor and Mackenzie Carroll. Third row; GySgt. Michael Pintha, Jonathan Collins , Mrs. Judy Greenwald, Key Club Advisor, Mr. John Haas, high school principal.