County honor for Phil Langner, a real public servant – Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press
PASCACK VALLEY AREA, NJ – Congratulations are pouring in for Phillip Langner, Bergen County Commissioner’s Council member, Bergen County Veteran of the Week for February 3.
Calling him an ideal man receiving a a lot deserved honor, Bergen County Commissioner Steve Tanelli praised Langner “and American Legion Put up 162 veterans of Hillsdale, Woodcliff Lake and Previous Tappan, who accomplish that a lot for our communities. .
Tanelli mentioned: “Please be part of me in congratulating him on being our Veteran of the Week!”
Supporters had been delighted to take action.
Amongst those that added their voices to Tanelli’s had been Roberta Kahn Hanlon, Terry Cannon, Jeffrey Pierson, AJ Luna (Bergen County Director of Veterans Providers and former honor recipient), Bette Kaye, Donato J Laviola, Sean Smith (“Congratulations, younger man!), Lori Bettini (“ Hero! Congratulations! ”) Cheryl Matz and Leroy Endresen.
The veteran for the week of January 13 was George M. DeRosa of Hillsdale, former commander of Put up 162 of the American Legion.
Tanelli’s abstract of Langner’s background and group service exhibits why he deserves this honor:
Born in Hackensack and raised in Westwood, Langner attended Westwood Excessive College. His household was patriotic, with an exemplary navy service report, along with his older brothers having served within the Air Drive, Navy and Marines.
His brother Robert Langner (United States Marine Corps) made the final word sacrifice on Iwo Jima in 1945.
This legacy prompted Phil Langner to enlist, enlist in the US Military in July 1958, and bear primary coaching at Fort Dix. He was then dispatched to Fort Bliss, Texas, to sixth Artillery Headquarters, the place he served as a motor mechanic. He was honorably launched in July 1964.
He married Doris (who’s now deceased) in January 1960 and moved to Park Ridge in 1962. That they had two youngsters, Kim and Kevin (who can also be deceased), and raised their household in Park Ridge.
Langner labored as a union plumber for the United Affiliation Plumbers and Pipefitters 13 for over 50 years, primarily with Robert Shaw Controls and RLA Associates, retiring in 2001.
He has been a member of the Park Ridge Elks Membership for 57 years and has served as an exalted chief, district assistant and state administrator.
He has been a member of the American Legion Put up 162 in Hillsdale for 30 years. Following a hearth in 2003, Phil served as chairman of the renovation committee that rebuilt the constructing. He then held the place of Commanding Officer from 2012 to 2019 and oversaw the enlargement and renovation of the entrances and workplace of the “hut”.
He’s now a director and chairman of the buildings and land committee. Langner is the publish’s finance officer, recurrently supporting different publish committees.
In terms of private pursuits, Langner is obsessed with automobiles. He has been President of the Rockland Rodders Auto membership for the previous 4 years and is a really proud proprietor of his 1929 Mannequin A Ford and 1966 Ford Galaxie XL convertible, that are featured on the entrance of the Hillsdale Memorial Day Parade. yearly. . On Fridays in the course of the summer time months, it may be discovered at native auto exhibits.
His essential pleasure helps others and seeing them assist themselves. Langner likes to volunteer to assist veterans and kids with particular wants. He runs the clothes drive on the station that helps the Bergen County Tracers program for homeless veterans.
Title a veteran for the Bergen County Veteran of the Week
Bergen County Veteran of the Week is a collaborative undertaking with the Bergen County Veteran Providers Division to gather, protect and make accessible the non-public accounts of U.S. veterans for future generations.
The Veterans Providers Division was established in 1977 to offer resident veterans and their dependents with info and help in acquiring vested pursuits from federal, state and native governments, in addition to these accessible within the non-public sector.