Full name:Eugene Parrotta
Award:Honoring Our Veterans
A recipient of the Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam and a retired member of Laborers Local 79 in New York City, Specialist Fourth Class Parrotta was born on January 1, 1947 in New York City, and served in the United States Army.
Specialist Fourth Class Parrotta volunteers his time as the Chairman of the Veterans Advocacy Council (VAC) at the Montrose FDR VA Campus and the Castle Point VA Campus. He recently secured 23 affordable veterans-only housing units at the new Round Top housing complex in Montrose.
Specialist Fourth Class Parrotta is the second among three consecutive family generations to see combat as a member of the United State military.
Specialist Fourth Class Parrotta’s father was wounded during World War II, and his son is in his sixteenth year of service, as a Technical Sergeant, in the United States Air Force. Additionally, Specialist Fourth Class Parrotta’s grandson has enlisted in the military.
Specialist Fourth Class Parrotta was the Village of Croton-on-Hudson’s honoree for the 40th Senate District Veterans’ Hall of Fame and now serves as the Chairman of Senator Greg Ball’s Veteran’s Advisory Council.