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Mahanoy Sergeant Honored by Notre Dame Hockey

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January 29, 2019 12:00 AM
By: Sue McNaughton

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MAH - 2019 Jan - Sgt. Arnold Notre Dame Hockey.JPGAngie Arnold, of Shamokin, thinks a lot of her husband, John. She thinks so fondly of him that she nominated him in October to be a guest of the Notre Dame hockey team for the Notre Dame vs Michigan State game. For eight years the team has honored military, firefighters and law enforcement in this way. John, who is a corrections officer at SCI Mahanoy, fit into the eligibility criteria filling all categories! So, off to South Bend, Indiana, it was for John as he got to watch his favorite team beat the Spartans 6-3.

For 19 years John has been a firefighter for Shamokin Fire Bureau, and he also is a member of the Liberty Hose Co. Having served as an E-3 in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1994-1996, he's been a corrections officer at SCI Mahanoy for 20 years. He's presently a sergeant.

On Jan. 25, John took the nine-hour drive with Angie and a coworker to South Bend, where he was honored by being on the ice during the National Anthem and was saluted by all in attendance while pictures of him were run over the Jumbo Tron.

You can read more about John's experiences in the Shamokin News Items' "City man honored at Notre Dame hockey game."

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