November 10th 2018 in Thompsontown, Pa. The Parade will start at 12:00 Noon beginning at the Armstrong factory and ending in the vicinity of the corner Deli. All units should meet at 11:30 AM at the Armstrong factory. All veterans are encouraged to participate in the Parade. Active duty, Guards and Reservists, are requested to be in uniform in this special event. All Juniata County Veterans organizations, active Military personnel, the 2018 Veteran's Queen and her court, former Juniata County Veteran's Queens, the Civil War Re-enactment groups, Boy Scout, Cub Scout, Girl Scout, Brownie and Junior Scouts, all Juniata County school bands , Fire Company and county E M S vehicles, various floats and all other church and civic organizations are invited. Registration is requested. For further details, Contact Juniata Veterans Council Commander John Monteleone .
Phone or text message: 717 513 3317
William H. Farley, Ph.D. Jan. 29, 1917-Sept. 23, 2018
U.S. Army Air Corps, Tuskegee Airmen, 44-B-TE, graduated Pilot Training 2/8/1944, 2nd Lieutenant, SN 0821903, Savannah GA.
September 29, 2018
William H. Farley, Ph.D., passed away peacefully Sept. 23, 2018, at Elmcroft Senior Living Center, at the age of 101.
He was born in Savannah, Georgia on Jan. 29, 1917, and is the son of the late Horace Farley and Daisy Palmer. He moved to Lewistown in 1964.
Dr. Farley earned his undergraduate degree from Hampton Institute, where he fell under the influence of George Washington Carver. Dr. Farley’s interactions with the legendary American botanist and inventor piqued his interest in agriculture and led to a career that he would passionately pursue for the rest of his life. He went on to pursue his doctorate in agriculture from Rutgers University and was a soil scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture. He worked for more than 20 years, providing advice and support to the farmers in Mifflin and Juniata counties and throughout southern Pennsylvania. He was also a B-25 pilot in WWII as part of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces.
He went on to marry Laura Chase in Annapolis, Maryland, on Feb. 10, 1944. Dr. Farley was a member of the Grange, Pipe Dreamer’s Club and Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed reading his daily newspapers, landscaping his home, working in his vegetable garden, and investing in the stock market. In the winter months of his later years, he could be seen shoveling the snow from not only his sidewalk but his neighbors’ as well. Such was the caring person he was raised to be. His parents, his wife Laura (2009) and his son William H. Farley Jr. (2016) preceded him in death.
He is survived by his daughter, Laura Elizabeth, son Michael, his wife, Toni, and a granddaughter Alexandra; his daughter-in-law, Gale, and grandsons Royal and William (and his wife Lindsay); his son, John, and his wife Angela and grandchildren, Joshua and Gianna.
His advice on leading a long life was eating plenty of gumbo and cornbread, and his proudest accomplishment was raising his children. His surviving family will remember him fondly as the inestimable patriarch of a wonderful family and a person who always sought to serve and leave his community a better place. He was a man who, from the time he joined the United States Army, prior to WWII and throughout his career in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, cherished commitment to the service of others and took great joy in helping his fellow man.
A funeral service in his honor will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Barr Funeral Home and Crematory, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John Harwood officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark’s Cemetery.
A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.barrfh.com.
Celebrate Veterans Day by attending the Juniata County Annual Veterans Queen Ball.
The annual event will be held Friday, November 9, 2018 at the River Church social hall (formally CJEMS Building) Mifflintown with a catered meal, music and the crowning of our new queen. Doors open at 6pm and meal is served at 6:30pm. Tickets are only $5 each and may be purchased from any JCVC member or at the Veterans Affairs office 717-436-7728. For Additional information contact Veterans Queen Contest co- chairman Gary Willow at 717-348-1370 or John Monteleone at 717-513-3317. The Juniata County Veterans Council can be reached through their website at: www.jcveteranscouncil.org or on facebook. Additionally, the council can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or voice mail at 717-316-0084.
2018 Juniata County Veterans Day Parade
The 2018 Juniata County Veterans Day Parade will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018, in Thompsontown, Pa. The Parade will start at 12:00 Noon and begin at the Armstrong factory and ending in the vicinity of the corner Deli. Those organizations wishing to participate, please fill out the form below and mail to:
Commander, Juniata County Veterans Council
825 Foundry Road
McAlisterville, Pa. 17049
or call or text message, John Monteleone at 717-513-3317 with the information below. We look forward to seeing you all at the parade.
City: ______________________________________ State: ____________ Zip:__________________
Phone Number(s): ___________________________________________________________________
A reminder. Please add to your calendar of events for this September.
Oh, it looks like the Patriot Guard will be joining us as well.
Veterans Appreciation Night
“they shall not be forgotten”
The Juniata County Agricultural Society is sponsoring the 2018 County Fair at the Port Royal Speedway. The Fair Board has set aside time for a special event on Thursday evening Sept 6, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:00. This Event is FREE and open to the public. With the help of the county veterans service organizations, Veteran Affairs Officer and private contributions, they wish to recognize, honor and thank our veterans, both past and present, for their service to our country. The guest speaker will be prior county resident and former Chief of Staff of the U. S. Air Force, General Ronald R. Fogleman, Ret. And the Master of Ceremonies will be Chuck Rhodes (U.S. Navy). Music by The Country Thunder Band, Vocals by the Boyz, bagpipers from Quittpahilla Highlanders and TAPS by E. Kenneth Bair II And a BIG surprise. We will also be dedicating a new addition to the fair grounds. Hanging on 39 utility poles will be, semi-permanent, 24” x 48” color banners. On these banners will be either a photo, a likeness or a representation of, our fallen heroes with some information about their service, covering WW I, WW II, Korea and Vietnam. All of these veterans served during a time of global conflict. All had a connection to this community and ALL made the ultimate sacrifice. Also, at the conclusion of the main program, ALL veterans present, who served in uniform from 1 November 1955 through 15 May 1975, regardless of location or assignment, are eligible to receive a Vietnam War Commemoration Pin. Parents, spouse, siblings and children of Vietnam Veterans whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall, are entitled to receive a Certificate of Honor and a Gold Star Commemoration Pin. Also, spouses of all Vietnam War era veterans who died after their service, are entitled the receive a Certificate of Honor and a Blue Star Commemoration Pin. This is in Accordance With Public Law 110-181 SEC.598; the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act. For further details, arrangements and or questions, please call or email.
Event Organizer: Clarence Allen Phone: 717-994-8735 email: email@example.com
To view the banners:
Vietnam War Commemoration:
Sentinel photo by TABITHA GOODLING
The Juniata County Veteran’s Council delivers an arrangement of flowers to all nursing homes in the county Mother’s Day weekend in honor of mothers. Pictured at Brookline Manor in Mifflintown is resident Mary Ellen Weyandt, center, with council members Larry Stone, left, and John Monteleone.
William H. Farley, PHD, of Mifflin County, Pa., was presented The Tuskegee Airmen Bronze Medal with certificate of recognition, and an authenticated US flag that was flown over the US Capitol, for his military service to our country during WW II, by Thomas Marino, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district, this day 8/16/2017. Dr. Farley is 100 years young. It was a true honor to have attended this special occasion.
U.S. Army Air Corps, Tuskegee Airmen, 44-B-TE, graduated Pilot Training 2/8/1944, 2nd Lieutenant, SN 0821903, Savannah GA.
VA assumes that certain diseases can be related to a Veteran's qualifying military service. We call these "presumptive diseases."
VA has recognized certain cancers and other health problems as presumptive diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. Veterans and their survivors may be eligible for benefits for these diseases.
Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange
Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service may be eligible for a variety of VA benefits, including disability compensation for diseases associated with exposure. Your dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits.
"Agent Orange" refers to a blend of tactical herbicides the U.S. military sprayed in the jungles of Vietnam and around the Korean demilitarized zone to remove trees and dense tropical foliage that provided enemy cover. Herbicides were also used by the U.S. military to defoliate military facilities in the U.S. and in other countries as far back as the 1950s.
In addition, VA has determined there is evidence of exposure to Agent Orange for Air Force and Air Force Reserve members who served during the period 1969 through 1986 and regularly and repeatedly operated, maintained, or served onboard C-123 aircraft (known to have been used to spray an herbicide agent during the Vietnam era). For more information about service qualifications and other eligibility criteria, visit our Agent Orange C-123 web page.
VA and federal law presumes that certain diseases are a result of exposure to these herbicides. This "presumptive policy" simplifies the process for receiving compensation for these diseases since VA foregoes the normal requirements of proving that an illness began during or was worsened by your military service.
A Veteran who believes he or she has a disease caused by Agent Orange exposure that is not one of the conditions listed below must show an actual connection between the disease and herbicide exposure during military service.
VA presumes that Veterans were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides if they served:
If you fall into either category listed above, you do not have to show that you were exposed to Agent Orange to be eligible for disability compensation for diseases VA presumes are associated with it. Check the list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships that operated in Vietnam to confirm whether your service aboard a ship allows VA to concede you were exposed to Agent Orange..
Eligibility - Service Outside of Vietnam or Korea
Even if you did not serve in Vietnam or the Korean demilitarized zone during the specified time periods, you can still apply for disability compensation if you were exposed to an herbicide while in the military and believe it led to the onset of a disease. This includes:
If eligible, you must prove that you were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during your military service to be eligible for service-connection for disease VA presumes are related to Agent Orange exposure.
Exception: Blue Water Veterans with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may be granted service-connection without showing inland waterway service or that they set foot in Vietnam. This is because VA also recognizes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as related to service in Vietnam or the waters offshore of Vietnam during the Vietnam Era.
VA currently presumes that some diseases resulted from exposure to herbicides like Agent Orange. The Veterans Health Administration's Public Health website lists these diseases VA presumes are associated with exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service:
If you are seeking service connection for one of the diseases VA presumes is associated with exposure to herbicides during service, VA requires the following:
If you believe that you have a disease caused by herbicide exposure, but that disease is not on the list of diseases associated with Agent Orange, you may still apply for service-connection. In these cases, VA requires all of the following:
Monthly payment rates are based on the Veteran's combined rating for his or her service-connected disabilities. These ratings are based on the severity of the disabilities. Additional amounts are paid to certain Veterans with severe disabilities ("special monthly compensation") and certain Veterans with dependents. You can view the current Compensation Rate Tables to determine the amount you may receive.
How to Apply
For more information on how to apply and for tips on making sure your claim is ready to be processed by VA, visit our How to Apply page.
Check VA's Guide to Agent Orange Claims to learn more about how to establish eligibility to disability compensation and how much VA pays. You can also call the Agent Orange Help Line at 1-800-749-8387 or send an e-mail to GW/AOHelpline@vba.va.gov. You must provide your name, e-mail address, telephone and/or fax number, and VA file number/Social Security Number. We will do our best to respond within a reasonable amount of time (usually 3 to 10 workdays).