Howard Goldin

June 09, 2011


Howard Goldin

Award: Veterans' Hall of Fame

Year: 2011

Howard Goldin was born in Bridgeport, CT on September 5, 1947.  The Goldin family moved to Rockland County, NY where Howard spent his childhood and  he attended Spring Valley High School.  In 1967, was drafted into the U.S. Army by Local Board 13, Nyack.

Howard served as an Infantry Sergeant in Vietnam. During his distinguished service to the United States, he suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross for his actions and valor. 

Howard became Chief of Police for the Spring Valley Police Department. Throughout his exemplary career and subsequent retirement Chief Goldin has been involved with many veteran, civic and professional organizations, including the Vietnam Veterans of America, of which he is past President, the disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Jewish War Veterans, American Legion, 25th Infantry Division, Advisory Board Member for the NY & NJ Vietnam Memories: Stories Left at The Wall Project,  Rockland County Chiefs of Police Association, the Rockland County Detectives Benevolent Association and  he served as past Chair of the Rockland County Police Academy Zone 4 Training Council.

Since 1990, Chief Goldin has been an involved and hard-working member of the Spring Valley Rotary, serving as their President from 1995-1996.  He created and helped to fund an international DARE Project with the Jamaican Constabulary Force to benefit youth in Kingston, Jamaica, WI.  

Former infantry Sergeant Howard Goldin makes his home in Airmont, NY with his wife Doris.  He is the father of two and has one grand-daughter.