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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 Vincent A. Matero from village of Croton-On-Hudson.

    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.”

    Vincent A. Matero is the Fox Ekloff Post 505 honoree for the 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

    Vincent A. Matero was born in Croton-On-Hudson, New York in April 1916. He served in the United States Navy for three years and three months, reaching the rank of Gunners Mate 2nd Class.

    During his service, Vincent A. Matero earned the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the American Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

    Vincent A. Matero has served as Past Commander of American Legion Post 505, Past Chairman of the Croton Central Veterans Committee, and as Past Chairman of the American Legion Post 505 Boy's State Committee. He has earned the American Legion, Fox Ekloff Post 505 Past Commander Award, the Croton Central Veterans Committee Past Commander Award, and was named Grand Marshall of the 2011 Croton Summerfest Parade for his volunteer and civic commitments to the community.

    Vincent A. Matero retired after 44 years as a Brakeman and Conductor for New York Central Railroad.


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