WWII vet receives overdue honor






A local World War II veteran is finally getting some much deserved recognition for his service.

Thomas Griffith was a radio technician during the war, but he never received his medals, until his family contacted Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

Maloney held a presentation ceremony yesterday at the Middletown rehabilitation center to honor the 91-year-old veteran and thank him for his service. "It's really fantastic. You don't really understand because I wasn't expecting it," says Griffith.

Griffith is a native of Pearl River and was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946.

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