"He was nominated for creating innovative partnerships and establishing efficiencies that have eliminated an enormous work backlog," the park said in a press release last week. "Of special note were repairs made to two monuments that had been vandalized in 2006. Flickinger and his team sculpted a new arm for the 11th Massachusetts Infantry Monument and a new bronze head and rammer for the 4th New York Artillery Monument."
At Gettysburg National Military Park, caring for 1,300 monuments, markers and tablets and 410 artillery pieces requires a small, but dedicated, team of specialists.
|Work on the vandalized 4th New York monument|
“We are preserving America’s history and there needs to be a high quality of work,” Flickinger told the Civil War Picket in 2013.
Flickinger, maintenance employee of the year, received the National Park Service's northeast region 2013 Appleman-Judd-Lewis Award for excellence in cultural resource management.