Friends remembered: Robert D. Reinhart, Jr.

Robert D. Reinhart, Jr., 61, of East Petersburg, Pa., died Feb. 19, 2017.  He was awarded the medal in 1997 for rescuing a woman from a man who was stabbing her in the lobby of a building in Lancaster, Pa., on Feb. 27, 1996.  Reinhart, then 40, stopped the attack, allowing the woman to flee, but the assailant broke free of Reinhart, chased after her, and resumed his assault.  Reinhart again intervened, taking the assailant to the pavement and helping to subdue him until police arrived.  The medal “has made me proud,” Reinhart wrote on receiving it, “and has helped others see that getting involved is the right thing to do.”