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Tree Presented By/Date:
Roy and Ann Harpster, Boalsburg, PA 
3 Feb 2014
MyVeteran/MyHero Name:
Dean D. Amick
MyVeteran/MyHero Photo:
Dean D. Amick
Dates of Birth/Death:
31 Aug 1935 - 26 Jan 2014
Dates of Military Service:
Service Branch / Stations:

US Army
Military Police / Primarily stationed in Texas

Highest Rank:
Specialist 3rd Class
My Veteran's Hometown:
New Enterprise, PA
"Why this Veteran
is My Hero:"
Dean was the first District 8 Commissioner of the PA Amateur Softball Assn. (ASA) which included the State College area. He was President of the PA Amateur Softball Assn. from 1999 until his death. He helped to establish the Hess Softball Complex and managed the Nittany Gas & Oil Softball Team for many years. In 1980 he was inducted into the PA ASA Hall of Fame as a player and a manager.
About this Tribute Tree:
Somerset Red Maple
Acer rubrum 'Somerset'
Planting Date:
Planted in Spring 2014
Park Name:
GPS coordinates of this tree:
Oak Hall Regional Park
N 40 47.488     W 077 47.566
The "MyVeteran/MyHero Tribute Tree Campaign"© was established by the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority in early-2014 to provide living tributes to veterans of the US Military in the three "Regional Parks" (established by the Centre Region Council of Governments) while assisting to further improve the host parks. A flyer about the campaign is available HERE (PDF). The initial site of these Tribute Trees will be Oak Hall Regional Park near Boalsburg. Future sites will include Whitehall Road Regional Park and the John Hess Softball Complex, as scheduled. For more information, please contact CRPR.

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