Update – A third serviceman was added to this ceremony after I received the original press release – U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Nicholas Pawlak, who has been deployed for the second time. - HTNP.com Editor Brenda Sullivan
East Hampton will hold a Yellow Ribbon-tying ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 for two servicemen.
The families of U.S. Army Specialist Elliot J. Pratt and U.S. Army Private Second Class Eric Haury, who were both deployed in June to Afghanistan, will tie yellow ribbons on the tree located in The Village Center section of town (79 Main St.)
All are invited to attend.
Eric Haury graduated from East Hampton High School in 2005. He joined the Army in October 2010 and graduated from Fort Sill OK in September 2011.
He was stationed in Bamberg, Germany and then deployed to Afghanistan in June 2012.
Pratt – as an A 15R (AH-64 Apache attack helicopter repairer) – was stationed in Storck Barracks, in Lilesheim Germany.
He studied for a Bachelor of Science, Professional Aeronautics degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide.
He is assigned to ACO 2-159ARB (Attack Reconnaissance Battalion) as an Apache Mechanic/crew chief.
His other duty assignments included Fort Jackson, SC for Basic Combat and Fort Eustis, VA for Advanced individual training.
He was deployed in May 2012 for a 10-month rotation participating in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Posted July 16, 2012
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