Col. Bill Pietsch Jr., a Kensington resident and retired OSS officer, received the Riverside Distinguished Service Award at a reception in Washington, D.C., last month.
Riverside Military Academy of Gainesville, Ga., presented the award to Pietsch, who attended the school as a teen. After graduating from RMA, Pietsch attended West Point and served as an OSS officer in World War II. He retired after more than 30 years as a special operations officer, and is currently senior vice president of the OSS Society.
Heritage Montgomery has announced the nine recipients of mini grants for fiscal year 2013. Organizations received grants in amounts from $320 to $2,500 each to help them with various projects.
The organizations receiving grants include the Montgomery County Historical Society in Rockville, the American Latvian Museum in Rockville and the Montgomery County Forest Conservancy Board.
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville is celebrating its third consecutive Gold Performance Achievement Award for quality heart care from the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association.
The hospital is one of 26 nationwide to receive the award, which recognizes hospitals for providing quality care to heart attack patients.
The Coalition for Leadership in Aging Service recently honored five Ingleside at King Farm employees for pursuing excellence in the field of aging services.
Monique Eliezer, Dusanka Delovska-Trajkova, Mark Embley, Peter Loew and Elaine Koubek received the 2012 Certified Aging Services Professional designation.