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    Brewster, N.Y. – (3/2/13) – Over two dozen veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I - Patterson) 2nd Annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame Ceremony. Among them, was Emanuel Uva from the Village of Buchanan.

    The Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created by Senator Ball, and designed to honor outstanding veterans throughout the 40th Senate District. Each veteran that was honored will also be individually featured on a traveling wall that will tour local municipalities throughout the 40th district.

    “I am excited to induct this 2nd class of heroes into our Veterans’ Hall of Fame! These men and women have been hand-picked by their communities because they chose a path of courage, honor, integrity and bravery; a path that helped shape America as we know it, protecting our way of life and liberty,” said Senator Greg Ball. “America is not a great country because of its politicians, it’s a great country because of our veterans.”

    Emanuel Uva is the Village of Buchanan’s honoree for the 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

    Emanuel Uva was born in Verplanck, New York in October 1919. He served in the United States Army, 178th Field Artillery Battalion from July 24, 1941 to August 25, 1945, reaching the rank of Technician 5th Grade.

    During his service, Emanuel Uva earned the Purple Heart for injuries received in June 1944, the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque, the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the American Defense Service Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, World War II Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.

    Emanuel Uva is a member of and volunteers for the Buchanan Seniors. He helps others by driving them to the city for doctor appointments and is a parishioner of St. Christopher's Church. Emanuel has earned the Golden Alert Safety Award in recognition of 27 years of superior overall driving performance, and was also recognized for being a supporter of the Yonkers Skating Club for his volunteer and civic commitments to the community.

    Emanuel Uva retired from Teamsters Union 445 after 45 years driving large trucks.

    For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.