Last weekend Ben Upah was presented with the highest award that a patroller can get. He was presented with the PURPLE MERIT STAR at the Southern Region awards banquet last weekend in Lake Geneva WI. Fellow patroller Jerry Massengale submitted Ben for the award last winter after finding out that while Ben was on vacation in the summer of 2010 he was accentual in the reviving a 4 year old little girl that had drowned. The little girl is alive and doing well today thanks to Ben. This is why we strive to keep our skills up, you never know when they might be needed. Several fellow patrollers and family members were in attendance including Ben's parents John and Mary Jo, Ben's wife Bev, Patroller Jerry Massengale and his wife Missy.
Congratulations Ben and thanks for doing what you do!!