Thursday, June 08, 2017
Albany County Executive Honors 4 Local Veterans
Former Albany County American Legion Commander Bob Morisseau was among four local veterans honored by Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy on June 6.
“Over the last few years, I have had the honor to acknowledge those living veterans who have served our nation,” said County Executive McCoy. “They answered the call and joined the effort to defend our country during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War. Each of them returned home and continued their service in their own way. We are very fortunate to have them in our community and to be able to honor them in this way is very important.”
The honorees are:
— Joseph Albright of Altamont, a World War II Navy veteran who serviced in the Pacific Theater.
— Frank English of Guilderland, who served in the US Marine Corps in Korea.
— Wayne Jackson, who earned two Purple Hearts as an Army combat infanftryman in Vietnam.
— Navy and Naval Militia veteran Bob Morisseau, who has served since 1979, including aboard three submarines.