Hollidaysburg Correspondent 

Blair County Loses 'A True Patriot'

John F. Gority Passed Away on April 12


Submitted by Michael McDonough

During a lifetime of support for veterans and veteran affairs, John Gority was the quartermaster for the VFW Post 3.

John F. Gority has been described as a true patriot. According to fellow veteran Stanley Snyder, John really loved America. He was proud of his country and he was proud of his family.

Gority, a veteran who passed away April 12, lost a leg by stepping on a landmine in Vietnam. According to Minister Paul Johnson, he still never gave up on life.

"John was a real go-getter. He didn't let the loss of a limb slow him down," Johnson said.

Johnson said that if you knew Gority, you knew he was a patriot. He did everything he could to better our country.

Stanley Snyder, who attended Penn State Alt...

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