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Cars fill streets for Kuppy’s Cruise-in; veteran gets banner

By Laura Hayes

laurahayes@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 9/4/19

There’s a new Middletown Hometown Hero on top of Kuppy’s Diner.

During the Kuppy’s Diner Cruise-in on Thursday, a banner was unveiled for Randy Warfel, a U.S. Marine Corps …

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Cars fill streets for Kuppy’s Cruise-in; veteran gets banner

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There’s a new Middletown Hometown Hero on top of Kuppy’s Diner.

During the Kuppy’s Diner Cruise-in on Thursday, a banner was unveiled for Randy Warfel, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2011 and was awarded the Purple Heart and Combat Action Ribbon.

Warfel was also gifted a quilt from the Quilts of Valor Foundation.

“We hope you will use and keep this quilt as a tangible reminder there are thousands of women and men across this country who are forever in your debt,” said Jo Garvin, a member of the Quilts of Valor.

Cars lined South Union and Brown streets during the show, which was delayed because of the potential for bad weather the previous Thursday when it was originally scheduled.

Proceeds went toward the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc. On Tuesday, Kuppy’s Diner co-owner Carol Kupp estimated that the event raised $17,500, but organizers were still waiting to receive a couple of checks.