Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bull's eye for Battery B

The Picture of Professionalism

This is Battery "B" 4th U.S. Artillery, the all-volunteer artillery detachment of Antietam National Battlefield.  Mustered in 2009, the battery was the bright idea of Park Ranger Christie Stanczak (third from left) and has been operational for two seasons now.

Two weeks ago Battery "B" was summoned to Ford's Theater in Washington DC where they were presented with the Park Service George and Helen Herzog award for excellence as the National Capital Region's outstanding volunteer group of 2010.

These are some of the most committed, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable volunteers in the Park Service and I am proud to call them my friends and colleagues.

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Jim Rosebrock said...

Thanks Mannie. It has been a great journey these past couple years.

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Bob Walters said...

Thanks Mannie and Christie, have enjoyed every minute of it.

Audrey Scanlan-Teller said...

What Jim said. It is an honor to be a volunteer at such a special place.

Unknown said...

A hearty salute to the the boys and girls of Battery B! Huzzah!

Tracey McIntire said...

Congratulations and well deserved! I am proud and honored to be a new member of Battery B--I hope that I can uphold their high standards. They are a fine bunch of soldiers!

Anonymous said...


Nice to see a volunteer group receive recognition. They must be very good to get an award after such a short period of service. Congrats to them.
It has also been an honor for the USSC to be volunteers at Antietam.

Jim Tuk
Orleans County, NY