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Ed Mitchell Honored by
Bar Association for Military Service

Ed Mitchell with LLA President Tammy WeberIn 2015, at the Lycoming Law Association annual banquet, the Association honored those LLA members who serve or have served in the Armed Forces. Ed Mitchell was among the 19 members who chose to accept this recognition.

Ed served in the Army for five years. He was in active duty from August 1965 through August 1967 and then active reserve from August 1967 through August 1970.

Ed MitchellEd was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation from college in June 1965. His highest rank was captain.

Ed shared some fascinating information, which was conveyed to the members at the banquet. After basic training in Virginia, he was assigned to 501st Transportation Company, 28th Transportation Battalion, in Mannheim, Germany. He became the CO of the 501st Transportation Company as second lieutenant five months later. The mission was to run convoys through Communist East Germany to occupied Berlin to maintain free allied access to the U.S., British and French sectors. Ed participated in occasional G2 (Intelligence) operations in Russian Sector of Berlin. He became the Adjutant and CO of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 28th Transportation Battalion in March 1967.

His active reserve was three years in infantry unit in Carlisle, Pennsylvania while he was in law school.

LLA veterans Collins, Marshall, Mitchell, Humphrey, Butterfield, Nichols, Langdon, Schmitt, Harris and Szybist.