Ceremony in Yonkers honors soldier, firefighter serving in Iraq

Family and friends gathered Monday for a ceremony honoring a soldier and Yonkers firefighter who is currently serving overseas. The ceremony at the Yonkers Fire Department Headquarters honored Marine

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2006, 5:54 PM

Updated 6,601 days ago

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Family and friends gathered Monday for a ceremony honoring a soldier and Yonkers firefighter who is currently serving overseas.
The ceremony at the Yonkers Fire Department Headquarters honored Marine Corps Sergeant Joseph Martino. He has been a firefighter for 14 years, and is serving his third activation and second tour of duty in Iraq.
Martino?s wife raised the Marine Corps flag as their four daughters watched, and a special plaque will remain at Local 628 while he is abroad. Sharon Martino says her husband will undoubtedly feel honored by what his brotherhood has done for him.


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