Somers, Private First Class Nicholas Lapenna
Private First Class Nicholas LaPenna served in the Army during WWII, where he was assigned to the 99th Infantry Division, serving during the Battle of the Bulge. He has been awarded many medals, including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. After his time in the Army, Private First Class LaPenna went on to a 23 year career with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, and he is an active member of the Joseph Marasco VFW Post 8213 in Somers, NY, where he lives with his wife of 34 years, Nancy.
“Somers is very proud of our newest inductee into the Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Nick LaPenna has been active in Veterans affairs in Somers for many many years and is richly deserving of this accolade. We thank him for his service to our country,” said Supervisor Murphy.