Veterans’ bus crashes, has roof nearly sheared off on way to Pirates game


By Emily McConville

The Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, an assisted living and nursing home for veterans and their spouses in Erie, often takes a group of veterans to Pittsburgh to see a Pirates game, tickets courtesy of the team itself.

Usually, said volunteer coordinator Ken Vybiral Jr., they drive straight to the game and back again. But this year, for the Pirates vs. the Milwaukee Brewers game Thursday, they decided to take a detour to the Sgt. Joseph D. Caskey American Legion Post 80, which threw them a tailgate picnic.

The party came together due to a family connection. Mr. Vybiral’s father, Ken Vybiral, Sr., is a junior vice commander of the American Legion post. At the post’s Memorial Day celebration this spring, father and son got to talking about getting their respective veterans’ organizations together.

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  1. Toby  July 21, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Oh my….I did that to a Ryder truck when a detour around a bridge went under a RR bridge just like the one pictured. Ryder was not happy.

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