Among the veterans who attended the breakfast were; Marty Stallone of North Massapequa, Bill Vojir of Seaford who served in Korea, John Resin of West Babylon who served in Vietnam, Shelley Okin of Levittown who flew in B-24 Liberators in Europe, Ron Hayes of Hicksville who served in Vietnam, Jack Geiger of Westbury who served in WWII, Vinnie Morreale of East Meadow who served in Vietnam, and Retired Lt. Colonel Howard Liebman who won the Distinguished Flying Cross, and who has logged over 2,500 hours in a B-29. The Retired Lt. Colonel survived a crash landing in Burma.
The County Executive thanked the men for their distinguished service to our country.
"While visiting with local hometown heroes, Mangano was happy to discuss the many veteran benefits available which has resulted in our hometown heroes receiving an unprecedented level of financial assistance under his administration," the office of Ed Mangano said in a release.
In addition, he reminded veterans that the first step in filing a benefits claim for an injury or sickness as a result of military service is to enroll at the Veterans Affairs hospital nearest to their home.
The Nassau County Veterans Service Agency advocates for Nassau County veterans and their dependents with the U.S. Veterans Administration, as well as New York State and Nassau County agencies by educating them and ensuring they receive all their benefits; assisting with their financial and economic issues; expanding public awareness of veteran issues; and enhancing the quality of life for Veterans in Nassau County, the release said.
For more information veterans can visit the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency at 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, Building "Q" in East Meadow (along the entrance road of Nassau University Medical Center) or can call 516-572-6565. If transportation is needed please call (516) 572-6526.