KOREAN WAR NAVY CORPSMAN INDUCTED INTO VETERAN’S HALL OF FAME
Carmel, N.Y. – (11/14/11) – Twenty-seven veterans throughout the Hudson Valley were honored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) at the Veterans’ Hall of Fame ceremony on Thursday.
The Veteran’s Hall of Fame was created by Senator Ball, and designed to honor outstanding veterans from throughout the 40th Senate District. Each veteran that was honored will be included on a traveling wall that will tour local municipalities throughout the 40th district.
From the Town of Northeast retired Corpsman Herbert G. Day, Jr. was inducted into the Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Born on October 10, 1932, in Poughkeepsie, Day served three years in the United States Navy and the United States Naval Reserves during the Korean War. He is now an active member of the American Legion, volunteering during Memorial Day Services and for the past three years, he has been the Chaplain of the American Legion Post #178 in Millerton, and in 2010 he earned the Legionnaire of the Year Service Award.
Ret. Corpsman Day currently owns and operates an oxygen and respiratory homecare business in Millerton, and is a retired Registered Nurse for Albany Medical Center and Syracuse Medical Center. For the last ten years he has served as pastor of the Millerton Methodist Church.
During his opening remarks Senator Ball said, “The veterans who are here today were nominated by their communities, hand-picked 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.”