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Park Employees Receive NPS Awards

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Date: February 29, 2012
Contact: Katie Lawhon, (717) 334-1124, ext. 3121

Park employees with awards  February 2012
From left: Norma Lohman, Marc Pratt, Brion FitzGerald, and John Joyce.
(Katie Lawhon, NPS)

Three National Park Service employees recently received awards for outstanding performance. Norma Lohman, Office Assistantat Gettysburg National Military Park, received an award for excellent performance in communications. Marc Pratt, Chief of Maintenance at Gettysburg National Military Park, received an award for extra work and effort to secure project funding while managing numerous projects and the park's safety program. John Joyce, Park Ranger at Eisenhower National Historic Site, received an award for creating, writing and producing "The Ike Blog," available on-line at www.nps.gov/eise. Brion FitzGerald, Gettysburg National Military Park Deputy Superintendent, presented the awards.

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Irish Brigade Monument at Gettysburg

The bronze likeness of an Irish Wolfhound on the Irish Brigade monument at Gettysburg National Military Park symbolizes the loyalty shown for the Union cause by the brigade's soldiers, most of whom were Irish immigrants or sons of immigrants to the United States.