44th Germania Old Home Day

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The Amazing Coudersport Ice Mine

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

SS Christopher Bain, Retired, Runs For City Council

Driver/Campaign Aide Bain Running For Council
Staff Sergeant Chris Bain, Retired, drove this Jeff Stroehmann bus last Spring, when Jeff was campaigning for the nomination for US Representative in the 5th District. Many of us met Chris in relation to that campaign. This year, it's Chris's turn to campaign. He's running for an open seat on the Williamsport City Council where he resides. Thank you Chris, for your service to our country, and best wishes for your success in the upcoming election.

Iraq veteran up for position

By R.A. WALKER - rwalker@sungazette.com
Sun Gazette

Christopher R. Bain, 37, a retired Army staff sergeant and Iraqi war veteran, is seeking the Republican nomination for one of three seats open this year on City Council.

Bain is a Purple Heart recipient and sustained severe injuries in combat during April 2004 when the unit he was commanding was ambushed with small arms fire in Iraq. He spent months recovering from his injuries at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C.

His injuries left him disabled and ended his 15-year military career.

However, according to Bain, his injuries also helped him recognize that many injured soldiers "were not receiving timely treatment" and led him to become active nationally on behalf of injured veterans and their families.

His military experience left him "a better person," he said. "You become a leader ... independent (and) reliable."

He recommends everyone "serve in some capacity," whether in the military, as an elected official or local community volunteer.

"That's what life's all about," he said, "helping our fellow man." More....

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