Lowey Honors a Local Veteran

 

Giorgi became a paramedic in 1980 and retired a year after the 9/11 attacks.

“In all that time I hadn’t thought about a medal for what happened,” he said. “I dismissed it from my mind because I knew it would never happen.”

That changed in 2005, when out of the blue he was tracked down by a former member of 25th Infantry Division and invited to a reunion.

Giorgi said he ran into soldiers he hadn’t seen since the war — and some officers he’d served with who were amazed he had never been nominated for a medal of valor.

With their help — and some pushing from Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) — Giorgi is finally getting the recognition.

“His selfless act is a reminder of the immense sacrifices made by our veterans to defend this country, and I was honored to help him,” Lowey saidRead More.

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