Guest Speaker Lieutenant Colonel Anthony J. Struzik Jr.

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony J. Struzik Jr. is a resident of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and native of Waterloo, New York. He is currently assigned as the Reserve Component Distribution Chief, Army Human Resources Command, located in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was commissioned into the United States Army Reserve on 23 May 1993 as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps. Following the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Lieutenant Colonel Struzik served as a Platoon Leader with the 770th Engineer Company in Penn Yan, NY. Following several staff assignments, he returned to Command the 770th from September 15th 2001 through June 21st 2006. He has also served as the Plans Officer, Construction Officer, and Operations Officer for the 479th Engineer Battalion from Watertown, New York. Lieutenant Colonel Struzik also served as the G1/Adjutant for the 4llth Engineer Brigade, New Windsor, New York. Lieutenant Colonel Struzik was mobilized in 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, when he deployed his Company to the Southwest Asia area of Operations. In July 2007, he was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Construction Officer, 479th Engineer Battalion. In April 2011, Lieutenant Colonel Struzik was mobilized for the third time, this time serving as the Future Operations Officer and Combat Effects Chief for the 4llth Engineer Brigade in Bagram, Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel Struzik is a graduate of: the Ordnance Officers Basic Course, Engineer Officers Advanced Course, the Adjutant General Branch Qualification Course, and the Command and General Staff College. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Niagara University. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with two oak-leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass and “M” device. He earned the Air Assault Badge and is a holder of the bronze de Fleury Medal awarded by the Army Engineer Association on behalf of the Engineer Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel Struzik is married to the former Veronica DeWall. They have two children, Ashley and Tyler. He is an active volunteer for Autism Speaks; life-member and former Adjutant of VFW Post 6433. Lieutenant Colonel Anthony J. Struzik Jr. is a resident of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and proud native of Waterloo, NY. Lieutenant Colonel Struzik has served as Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Commander of the 770th Engineer Company in Penn Yan, NY. Additionally, he has completed assignments as the Operations Officer, 479th Engineer Battalion in Watertown, NY and Adjutant, 411th Engineer Brigade, New Windsor, NY. He is currently assigned as the Reserve Component Distribution Chief with Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He is a graduate of the Ordnance Officers Basic Course, Engineer Officers Advanced Course, the Adjutant General Branch Qualification Course, and the Command and General Staff College. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Niagara University. Lieutenant Colonel Struzik has deployed three times. He was Commander of the 770th Engineer Company in Kuwait in 2003, served with the 479th Engineer Battalion in Baghdad in 2007, and in 2011 with the 411th Engineer Brigade in Bagram, Afghanistan where he served as Future Operations Officer and Combat Effects Chief. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with two oak-leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass and “M” device. He earned the Air Assault Badge and is a holder of the bronze de Fleury Medal awarded by the Army Engineer Association on behalf of the Engineer Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel Struzik is married to the former Veronica DeWall. They have two children, Ashley, a junior at Western Kentucky University and Tyler, a senior at Central Hardin High School. He is an active volunteer for Autism Speaks, and life-member and former Adjutant of VFW Post 6433.

Waterloo Remembers

May 26-28, 2017

151st Consecutive
Memorial Day Observance
May 30, 2017

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Girl Scout leader and committee member Sarah Smolinski and Daisy scout Delaney McDonald representing Troop 40195 collected toys and canned goods that were donated to the less fortunate at Christmas time. The Celebrate Commemorate Committee also donated canned goods as an alternative to exchanging gifts at our annual Christmas meeting/dinner party on December 7th, 2016 ... See MoreSee Less

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Some highlights from Saturday: Stamp Cancellation, Children's entertainment, Train rides, Plein Aire Painting, Boat Rides, History Tour, Living History Encampement, Press Conference, ExtravaCANza, ACWM Reconciliation Event...
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Tribute to the Fallen 5 K Race - Photos by Erin and Lori Photography
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Some highlights from Saturday: Stamp Cancellation, Children's entertainment, Train rides, Plein Aire...

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Friday, May 27, 2016, the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War hosted a reception for Allied Orders and Special Guests at the Gridley Inn to kick off the weekends events. The evening continued at Fatzinger Hall where the Waterloo Library and Historical Society sponsored a reception for the Henry C. Welles Award winners, Ed and Laurel Callahan. The evening ended with the American Civil War Memorial Illumination and Remembrance Ceremony.

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Friday, May 27, 2016, the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War hosted a reception for Allied...

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The 150th Anniversary of Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies held on May 30, 2016 in Waterloo, NY.

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The traditional Memorial Day Parade was held in Waterloo, NY on May 30, 2016, commemorating the 150t...

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