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    (Photo Credit: Brian Avery Photography)

    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 Brendon Fitzgerald from the City of Peekskill.

    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.”

    Brendon Fitzgerald is the City of Peekskill’s honoree for the 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

    Brendon Fitzgerald was born in March 1983. He served in the United States Marine Corps from December 2003 to December 2007, receiving Combat Action Ribbons for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He reached the rank of Corporal and held the position of Team Leader of Infantry Marines.

    During his service, Brendon Fitzgerald earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

    Brendon Fitzgerald is Vice Commander of American Legion Post 274 in Peekskill, and organizes the Annual Peekskill American Legion 5K Run/Walk to support Operation Comfort Warrior.

    Brendon Fitzgerald is a Gas Utility Operations Supervisor at Con Edison, and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Manhattan College.


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