Helping Others

Applause: Kudos to Navy Hospitalman 3rd Class Zackery Penner

Kudos to: Navy Hospitalman 3rd Class Zackery Penner, former Citrus Heights resident

Accomplishment: Recipient of Silver Star for valor

Details: On June 22, 2012, Penner’s platoon encountered Afghan insurgents. A Marine was severely wounded on a rooftop. Without hesitation, Penner ran to the Marine while exposing himself to enemy fire coming from just 50 yards away. With rounds hitting all around him, Penner treated and evacuated the Marine.

Kudos to: Fred Teichert, Gordon Fowler, Holly Harper and Darrick Lawson

Accomplishment: Awarded Greg Bunker Prizes from Francis House

Details: The community leaders were honored for working to eradicate poverty and homelessness in the Sacramento region.

Kudos to: Dr. Richard Riemer, Sutter Neuroscience Institute’s regional medical director of Sutter Spine Care

Accomplishment: Named 2014 Physician of the Year by Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California

Details: Riemer specializes in evaluation of spine disorders and pain, as well as treatment of patients with a wide array of neurological conditions.

– Bill Lindelof