Friday, 15 October 2010 00:00
Robert Germino, candidate for the 13th Assembly District, met with veterans at the Locust Valley Fire Department’s Operation Wounded Warrior fundraiser. The fundraiser was for wounded troops.
The family of Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy, Medal of Honor recipient, was honored at this event. Lt. Murphy posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his heroism in Afghanistan. It is the highest military decoration awarded by the U.S. government to those military service members who distinguish themselves “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.”
“As a former Marine and Iraq veteran, it was an honor to support Operation Wounded Warrior,” Germino stated.