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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 Joseph Gullotta from the Town of Mount Pleasant.

    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.”

    Joseph Gullotta is the American Legion Hawthorne Post 112 and one of the Town of Mt. Pleasant’s honorees for the 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

    Joseph Gullotta was born in Pleasantville, New York on July 4, 1931. He served in the United States Army for two years, reaching the rank of Private 1st Class.

    During his service, Joseph Gullotta earned the World War II Victory Medal, the Overseas Ribbon, the National Defense Ribbon, the Cold War Ribbon, and the Good Conduct Ribbon.

    Joseph Gullotta is a member of the Medal of Honor Monument Committee . He is also the Chairman of the Medal of Honor Parade and Dinner, Vice Commander of the American Legion Post 112 Membership Committee, Chairman of the Hawthorne American Legion Post Honor Guard, President of the Pleasantville Homeowners Association, and a member of the Pleasantville Public Safety Commission, as well as  the Montrose Hospital Volunteer Staff. He has earned the Hawthorne American Legion Post 112 Man of the Year Award for his volunteer and civic commitments to the community.

    Joseph Gullotta retired as Sales Manager for Met Life.

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