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Local reservist attends Winter Classic

January 25, 2011
The Altoona Mirror

PITTSBURGH - Sgt. Christopher Gschwendtner of Duncansville recently represented the U.S. Army Reserve at the National Hockey League Winter Classic at Heinz Field. Gschwendtner is assigned to the 298th Maintenance Company in Altoona, where he serves as a nuclear biological chemical non-commissioned officer. Gschwendtner was selected based on combat awards he received as a result of his deployment to Iraq from January 2007 through April 2008 with Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart twice for his service. "The seats were amazing; it was in an enclosed suite. I couldn't have asked for a better view," he said.

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