The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Valley

August 1, 2013

Military News

Air Force Col. Michael D. Reiner has been awarded the Legion of Merit Medal, the nation’s fifth highest medal.

The medal is awarded to members of all the U.S. Armed Forces for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. The performance must have been such as to merit recognition of key individuals for service rendered in a clearly exceptional manner.

Reiner is the commander of the 423rd Air Base Group assigned to the 501st Combat Support Wing at Royal Air Force Station, Alconbury, England.

The colonel has served in the military for 22 years.

He is the son of Dale Reiner, of Dalmatia, and Marje Seiler, of Morris, and grandson of Ruth Davis, of Medford, Ore. His wife, Marcie, is the daughter of Denny and Laurie Brechbill, of Omaha, Neb.

Reiner graduated in 1987 from Line Mountain High School, and received a bachelor of science in 1991 from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He also earned a master of arts in 1998 from the University of Nebraska.

Cassidy Smith, a 2013 graduate of Lewisburg Area High School, joined the Army Reserves in May. She is leaving for basic training in Fort Sills, Okla. on Aug. 5. From there she will go to Fort Gordon, Ga. for her AIT training. She is with the B Company, 392nd Battallion out of Indian Town Gap, Annville. She is the daughter of Paula Bingaman and Brad Smith, of Lewisburg, sister of Owen Smith, and granddaughter of Paul and Kathy Bingaman, of Lewisburg, and William and Wanda Smith, of Gettysburg.

Army Col. Jeffrey A. Boyer has retired from the U.S. Army after 25 years of service.

Boyer retired from his current position as the deputy director of the manpower personnel and security directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency at Fort George G. Meade, Md.  

He is the son of Betty and Robert Boyer, of Northumberland.

His wife, Marcia, is the daughter of Rosemary Jacoski, of Shamokin.

Boyer graduated in 1984 from Shikellamy High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in 1988 from Bloomsburg University, and a master’s degree in 1992 from Wilkes University.

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