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Benches dedicated in Austintown to fallen servicemen from the Valley

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Quaker Steak and Lube in Austintown is honoring our Valley's bravest who paid the ultimate sacrifice. 

Six benches around the restaurant are now dedicated to six fallen members of the armed forces who fell in the line of duty in three different wars. 

Second Lieutenant Charles W. Brown, 2nd Lieutenant John Terlecky, Jr., Chief Warrant Officer Donald V. Clark,  Hospitalman David L. Eisenbraun, Sergeant James Pommersberger, and Sergeant Robert M. Carr were all honored Tuesday.

Three of the men were from Austintown, two from the Boardman area and one lived in Champion. 

Six benches were donated in all, the first five by the family of Eisenbraun and the sixth by Applegate Furniture.

Family members of those servicemen were there for the dedication.

"It's extremely important," said Eisenbraun's sister Jenny Kennedy. "I brought my grandkids here today, and my children who never got an opportunity to meet my brother. I think it's very important for kids to realize that the people's names on those benches, or on the wall in Vietnam or wherever were actually humans and someone's family member, and I think it's important for them to remember them also."

The restaurant also dedicated five flag poles representing all branches of the U.S. military. 

"It's just an honor for us at Quaker Steak and Lube to have these benches here," said Maintenance Tech Ken Jakubec. "The thousands of people we have coming in here, they'll get to see them every day when they come in."

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