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Thanks to searchers

| Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

I sincerely want to thank all of the emergency and rescue personnel who were involved in the river search for my son, Thomas Duane Uzmack ( “Body of missing Penn Hills man recovered,” July 17).

I witnessed the efforts of all of the searchers and divers, as well as the command personnel. I was extremely impressed with their professionalism and dedication to the task at hand. They never quit and went above and beyond to succeed in the recovery of my son.

Our valley may not be aware of the value of these dedicated volunteers who come from all parts of Western Pennsylvania to offer their skills. Saying “thank you” to these volunteers seems so trivial, but I want them to know the appreciation of my entire family.

May God bless you all and keep up the good work.

Don Uzmack

West Hickory

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