Army Pfc. Mark Wildsmith greets his grandmother, Helene Wildsmith, upon arriving at his Rhawnhurst home on Friday following his deployment in Afghanistan. Wildsmith, 20, a member of the 4th Infantry Division, I-66 Raider Brigade at Fort Carson, Colo., went to Afghanistan last October. Upon his arrival at Philadelphia International Airport, members of the groups A Hero’s Welcome and Warrior’s Watch led a welcoming escort that accompanied the soldier to his home, where he was cheered by family and neighbors.
World War II veteran Bernard Tengood was among the participants in a July 4 celebration at the Baker’s Bay Condominiums at State Road and Convent Lane. The party was hosted by the Rummy Kup Players, part of the Baker’s Bay Civic Association.