Saturday, May 28, 2011

With A Little Help From My Friends

Armondo Consalvo and Assemblyman Pete Biondi, a former Hillsborough mayor, were co-grand marshals of Hillsborough's Memorial Day services this morning.

Mr. Consalvo served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until October, 1945, but never received any of the medals he had earned. Last year Nancy Compton, the manager of the Friendly Mobile Park where Consalvo lives, inquired about the oversight and found that Mr. Consalvo was eligible for eight medals.

Sixty-five years after leaving the Navy, Mr. Consalvo, 90, received the medals last December 7th from Assemblyman Biondi at a ceremony at VFW Post 2290 in Manville.

For more on Mr. Consalvo's story go here.

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