Rothfus Announces Military and Veterans' Advisory Board

Press Release

Date: Aug. 8, 2013
Location: Ross Township, PA

Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] today convened the first official meeting of his Military and Veterans' Advisory Board. The Board includes local service members and veterans from Pennsylvania's Twelfth District. It will advise and assist Congressman Rothfus as he continues working to better serve members of the military and veterans.

"We owe our servicemembers and veterans a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. It is our moral obligation to provide these brave men and women with the resources they need while deployed and to care for them when they come home."

"This panel of local servicemembers and veterans will help me as I work in Western Pennsylvania and in Washington, D.C. towards solutions for challenges including the VA disability claims backlog and the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Pittsburgh VA. We also have to take measures to address veterans' homelessness, suicide, and mental illness and to help our veterans find jobs."

"If you or someone in your family is a servicemember or veteran in need of assistance, please feel free to call the Ross Township office at (412) 837-1361, the Beaver office at (724) 359-1626, or the Johnstown office at (814) 619-3659. We are here to help."

The following Western Pennsylvania veterans have agreed to serve on the board:

Joshua N. Caskey, Staff Sergeant (ret.)
Pittsburgh, PA
United States Marine Corps
1999 -- 2012

Tom Caulfield, Specialist (ret.)
Johnstown, PA
United States Army
1970 -- 1971

Bart Farzati, Senior Master Sergeant (ret.)
Beaver, PA
United States Air Force
1966 -- 2004

Jerry Fisher, Petty Officer Second Class (ret.)
Brighton Township, PA
United States Navy
1960 -- 1963

Tom Haberkorn, Staff Sergeant (ret.)
Johnstown, PA
United States Air Force, PA Army National Guard
USAF (1967-1971, 1973 -- 1977) PA Army National Guard (1977 -- 1989)

Daryl Hartman, Colonel (ret.)
Pittsburgh, PA
United States Air Force
1972 -- 2012

Paul Kennedy, Chief Warrant Officer 4 (ret.)
Pittsburgh, PA
United States Army
1968 -- 2008

Jerry Moynihan, Specialist (ret.)
Murrysville, PA
United States Army
1969 -- 1971

John S. Prichard, Specialist (ret.)
Pittsburgh, PA
United States Army
1971 -- 1973

Dawn Rucker, Captain (ret.)
Gibsonia, PA
United States Army
1982 -- 1991

Hank Sembower, Brigadier General (ret.)
Somerset, PA
Pennsylvania Army National Guard
1970 - 2007