Operation Legacy

Wharton Square Park - Spring 2019

04 - May - 2019
Wharton Square Park - Spring 2019

TMF and 300+ local students, community members, military service members, and veterans will partner with over a dozen community groups and civic organizations to plant trees, clean and green in two city parks and recreation centers, as well as tackle garbage and illegally-dumped construction materials in one of South Philly's most historically under-served neighborhoods, Point Breeze.

We honor the legacy of Army Major John Pryor.  Major Pryor was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom when died December 25, 2008, in Mosul, Iraq.  He was a member of the 1st Medical Detachment, Forward Surgical Team based out of Fort Trotten, NY.  He was a graduate of Shenendehowa High School, the University of Binghamton and the University of Buffalo. A surgeon in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps, Maj. Pryor was on his second tour of duty in Iraq at the time of his death.  In his civilian life, he was a professor and Trauma Program Director at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and School of Medicine.  He is a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.  He was survived by his wife, Carmela and his children, Danielle, Francis, and John.

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