Phelps - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently recognized the service of United States Marine Corporal Joshua Merkle upon his return to the states from Afghanistan. Senator Nozzolio presented Cpl. Merkle with a New York State flag that has previously been flown over the Capitol building in Albany.
Pictured left to right are: Bob and Brenda Herr, Wilma Ertel, Senator Nozzolio, Cpl. Merkle, and Betty and George Merkle.