Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Yuengling proudly supports all of the men and women that serve in the United States military. In January, a group of National Guard soldiers came to the Pottsville brewery to show their appreciation to Dick Yuengling for his support. A few years ago Mr. Yuengling authorized the unit to use the Yuengling label designs as a base to develop their official unit patches, now worn by the entire unit of 600. The patches resemble Yuengling labels, but the text has been changed to display the appropriate information. The National Guard unit that wears these patches is from the 2nd Battalion 104th Aviation, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA. They are a helicopter battalion and on their latest mission they will be providing air transportation in Iraq. On their January visit to the brewery the group of nine soldiers presented Dick Yuengling with a shadow box displaying the five patches, along with a flight suite that they had prepared specifically for him. The shadow box is now proudly displayed in the brewery for all of our visitors to see. The National Guard soldiers concluded their visit with a private tour of America’s Oldest Brewery.

We at Yuengling would like to extend our appreciation to these soldiers, and all soldiers, for their dedicated service to the country. We wish you all safe and successful missions in your military efforts.

To view a video of this event that was shot and produced by our local paper The Republican & Herald, please follow this link: .

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