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Local Vet Honored

On Wednesday, on his 91st birthday, the city of Altoona and the James E. van Zandt VA medical center honored Lloyd Peck, the former longtime commander of the Blair County War Veterans Council.

The city gave him a plaque thanking him for his many years of service to fellow veterans, and for planning the city’s annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day parades.

Mayor Matt Pacifico was in attendance to present the plaque to Lloyd on everyone’s behalf.

Staff at the VA medical center attribute the enrollment of a multitude of eligible veterans directly to Lloyd’s efforts in helping them.

Lloyd was in charge of planning Altoona’s annual parades up until this year’s Memorial Day parade, after which he stepped down.

He was also a member of the Blair County Honor Guard, wherein he helped to honor over 350 veterans as they were laid to rest.

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