On June 20 at the Berks County Heroes Breakfast, the Berks County Chapter of the American Red Cross recognized local heroes for their outstanding actions. Approximately 200 Berks County residents gathered at the Reading Sheraton Hotel to show their respect and appreciation for our local heroes.The following Berks County residents were honored for their heroic actions:

ˆ· Adult Good Samaritan-Keith Yeager and Jay Eckenroth

ˆ· Youth Good Samaritan-Erin Dickinson

ˆ· Military Hero - Staff Sergeant Bradley Kline

ˆ· Animal Rescue Hero-Officer Mark Gresh

ˆ· Community Impact Hero-Crime Alert Berks County, Barry Rohrbach

ˆ· Fire Safety Hero - Chief Michael Roth, Lt. Kevin Angstadt, Lt. Ron Stoudt, Firefighter Justin Rhoads, Firefighter Jeremy Yeager, Lt. Dennis Walton, Firefighter Dean Yeager, Firefighter Ethan Holmes, Firefighter Woodrow Ohlinger

ˆ· Law Enforcement Hero-Sgt. George D. Johnson, Patrol Officer Gregory Davis, Patrol Officer Terry Reichart, Patrol Officer Joseph Malone, Patrol Officer James Loder, Patrol Officer Craig Reinhart, Patrol Officer F. Slater Heck

You can nominate a hero now for recognition at the 2009 Heroes event. Forms can be downloaded from the Berks County Chapter's website at www.berks.redcross.org.

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