Honoring Veterans Who Protect & Fight for Our Freedoms
Although our role in defending your outdoor living space against the threats of mosquitoes is important, it pales in comparison to the primary job of anyone serving in the U.S. military who defends our country against the enemies of freedom. In this summer season of holidays when we remember the men and women who earned — and maintain — the freedoms we enjoy in America, Mosquito Joe of Mason is proud to recognize one such local veteran: Sgt. Frederick A. Makrancy, U.S. Army, 1st Infantry Division.
A Vietnam War veteran, Makrancy was drafted in 1968. Following basic training he landed in Dian, Vietnam, in the fall of 1969. He served as a helicopter radio operator, coordinating the movement of his fellow troops on reconnaissance missions. Makrancy had only been on his job less than six months when his battalion encountered an enemy bunker – a reinforced underground shelter used to protect troops, supplies, and ammunition – in an area of battle that was under heavy fire. Then-20-year-old Makrancy radioed warnings to the commanding officers of the ground troops and put the enemy bunker under a barrage of suppressive fire. The result was that his unit and those on the ground were able to safely advance, and the enemy in the area of battle was defeated.
Makrancy’s bravery and diligence was recognized and awarded. He earned two Army Commendation Medals, two Bronze Stars, a Combat Infantry Badge, two Air Medals, Vietnam Campaign Service Ribbon, a Good Conduct Medal, a National Defense Medal, and a Vietnam Service Medal. He received his honorable discharge from the Army and returned to his home in Cincinnati in March 1970. Makrancy was inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame in May 2015, and received commendations from the governor, Ohio House, and Ohio Senate.
Mosquito Joe of Mason recognizes and honors the brave men and women like Sgt. Makrancy who served in the U.S. military to defend freedom. While Sgt. Makrancy returned home from his active duty to a career as a machinist, NC programmer, and die maker, some veterans aren’t so fortunate. As an organization, we recognize the incredible service and sacrifice these men and women have made and are proud to be giving back.
For the month of July, Mosquito Joe of Mason is offering a 10% discount on all mosquito control services for military veterans. Contact us today for a free yard assessment and quote. Summer is here and playtime is back! Call 513-781-9944 or toll free at 1-855-564-6563 or email us at [email protected]!