Norman E. Pickering Sr., 86, of Lock Haven, sends The Express this photograph, which he entitled "Three Generations of Brave Men." Pickering served in World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters.
His ribbons and medals are displayed in the center of this photo. The encased American Flag above was brought back from Iraq by Pickering's grandson Neil W. Moore of Jersey Shore, photo at left, following his tour in Iraq.
The photo at right is of Pickering's son, Norman E. Pickering Jr. of Calhoun, Ky., who served in the Vietnam war. All three men achieved the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Army.