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W-B VA Announces Veterans Arts Competition Winners

April 5, 2019 GMT

The Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Medical Center announced 50 veterans who participated in the 2019 local creative arts competition have advanced to the national round. Veteran winners will be announced in summer 2019 and some veterans will be invited to participate in the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival held in Kalamazoo, Mich. Some of the local veteran winners, first row, from left, are Fred Searles, Harry Houser, Sal Conigliaro, Ronald Strauss, Charlie Anistranski, and Jake Mashunas. Second row: John Wrazien, Harold Fetzer, William Huber, William Harrison, Derbert Dilworth, and Perry Shull. Third row: William Kuklewicz, Sam Booker, Robert Rushalk, William Ellsworth, William Roberts, Dominick Riccardo, Bernie Hrabowski, Felix Toro Jr., Ronald Jones, Travis Harman, James Dombroski, James Stokes, Virginia Bealer, and Jack Kasar.