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