Award: Veterans' Hall of Fame
Eugene Bryant has earned a place of distinction among the State of New York’s Veterans in recognition of his meritorious military service and his tireless advocacy on behalf of his fellow veterans. Mr. Bryant served his nation admirably in two separate branches of The United States Military during the Vietnam War. He served the United States Army from 1959 - 1960 in Vietnam where he attained the rank of Corporal and then again in the United States Marine Corp from 1961 – 1964 in Vietnam attaining the rank of Sergeant and serving two tours.
During his military service to our country he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 2 O/S Bars and a Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. Bryant, an active advocate for veteran’s issues, has diligently served veteran’s causes in many VFW capacities and committees including: National Deputy Chief of Staff, National Aide-De-Camp, Chairman of N.Y. State Homeless Vet, Vice Chairman of N.Y. State Membership, All State Post Commander, Commander of District Two, All State County Commander, Westchester County Chaplain and Quartermaster, Advisory Committee Chairman of Westchester County, a Member of the Legislative Committee and Chairman of the Agent Orange Committee. Currently, he is the Post Commander of the Aaron A. Lewis #6396 VFW in Mount Vernon.
In addition to his VFW interests, Mr. Bryant also serves as the President of the Huguenot Lions Club of New Rochelle, a member of the New Rochelle Waterfront Advisory Committee and Coach New Rochelle Youth Tackle League.
In addition to his many civic and VFW interests Eugene enjoys many hobbies and spending time with his wife of 50 years, Nannie Bryant , his children and grandchildren. Commander Bryant is so dedicated to serving his fellow veterans that he is lovingly known to his family as the “veteran’s veteran.”