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Medal of Honor Display Completed


The Medal of Honor display at Mount Pleasant Town Hall will be completed Saturday (Nov. 7) when Rep. Nita Lowey presents the American Legion Medal of Honor Committee with the U.S. Navy’s version of the nation’s highest honor.


Pete Fiumefreddo, commander of the Hawthorne American Legion post and the driving force behind establishment of the display and of a monument at Town Hall honoring all of the New Yorkers who have received the Medal of Honor, said the presentation will take place at 10:30 a.m. Earlier this year the medal committee unveiled the Army and Air Force medals. Arrival of the Navy version was delayed by red tape, Fiumefreddo said.

The display, and the monument bearing the names of New York’s recipients, “will serve as an everlasting testament to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have received this honor for their courage and valor,” he said.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 4:37 pm by Rich Liebson. |
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KatieRich Liebson is a "military brat" who grew up on bases in the U.S. and Germany during his father's 23-year career as an Air Force enlisted man. Rich enlisted in the Army in 1976 and until his discharge in 1980 was assigned to the 78th Engineer Battalion in Ettlingen, Germany, as a public information specialist and translator. He's been a reporter at The Journal News and its forerunner, the Reporter Dispatch, for more than 20 years. During that time he's covered a variety of beats and has written frequently about veterans and veterans issues.
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