Veteran

Iraq veteran is valedictorian at York College
Iraq veteran is valedictorian at York College
News Liam La Guerre 6/07/2012 at 1:08PM

While leading a patrol on a well-known supply route in Iraq from Fallujah to Ramadi, Marine Tony Wan spotted a slight disturbance on the path. Following his training to question his suspicions, he drove closer. When he realized it was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) it was too late, and before he could turn back and [...]

Queens filmmaker memorializes uncle’s World War II experiences
Queens filmmaker memorializes uncle’s World War II experiences
News Alexa Altman 5/25/2012 at 12:45PM

Queens resident and military veteran Joe Reveman’s experiences during World War II are forever memorialized in a biographical film depicting his life as an active member of the United States Armed Forces. Filming began almost two years ago when Reveman’s nephew, Bryant Falk, proposed the idea for a documentary. Falk always enjoyed hearing his uncle’s [...]

World War II vet awarded Bronze Star
News Melissa Chan 2/07/2012 at 11:44AM

A 91-year-old war veteran was recently awarded with the U.S. Army’s Bronze Star Medal. Arno Heller, a former sniper in World War II, was honored by Congressmember Bob Turner in a ceremony for the Rego Park native on February 3. “Mr. Heller is a prime example of a man who puts country before self,” Turner [...]

Saluting those who served
Saluting those who served
News Jay Lane 9/27/2011 at 1:48PM

After serving their country, the veterans of Post 298 of the American Legion came home to serve their community. To honor them, Councilmember Daniel Dromm visited the post, located at 30-61 87th Street in Jackson Heights, on September 19 and presented eight veterans with City Council Citations for their outstanding work towards the betterment of [...]