The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

March 17, 2013

Lauren Riner, Benjamin Leonard


Submitted to The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — J. William and Diane Riner and Paul and Mindy Leonard, all of Johnstown,

have announced the engagement of their children, Lauren Riner and Benjanim Leonard.

Lauren is a 2006 graduate of Bishop McCort High School and a 2010 graduate of Penn State, where she received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a minor in six sigma.

She is an industrial engineer employed by the Depart-

ment of Homeland Security in the Acquisition Professional Career Program in Washington, D.C.

Ben is a 2006 graduate of Shade High School, Cairnbrook, and a 2010 graduate of Susquehanna University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in finance and a minor in information systems. Ben played baseball at Susquehanna and participated in the Reserve Officer Training Corps program.

Upon graduation and commissioning as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army,

he attended the Armor Basic Officer Leadership course and the Army Reconnaissance course at Fort Knox, Ky.

He is a first lieutenant stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., as a company executive officer in Charlie Company, 1-8 Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. He returned from Afghanistan in December 2012, where he was deployed as a military adviser on a Security Force Assistance Team.

An August wedding is planned at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church,

Johnstown.

 

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