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WWII Veterans to be Honored by County Executive

Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:08 PM

Albany County has had a proud history of its residents serving our state and country. From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror, thousands of Albany County residents have put their lives on the line for their community, and they deserve to know that their service has not gone unnoticed. Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy will recognize two exceptional individuals who have bravely served our country.

The County Executive McCoy will hold his biannual Honor a Living Veteran ceremony and honor Howard J. Fox and Jack Marcil on Thursday, November 7 at 10:00am at Crossgates Mall (on the first floor near Lord & Taylor).

Howard J. Fox is a 94-year-old veteran who enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17, and has served in WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. When he wasn’t on active duty, he was in the Naval Reserve, worked for New York State for 35 years, and served on Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings’ staff for four terms. Fox and his wife raised 6 children, 15 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

Jack Marcil is a 96-year-old veteran who has served in the United States Navy. Jack participated in the invasion of Southern France in 1944 and was onboard LST 169 headed to Japan when the war ended. He returned home and worked for General Electric for 26 years.

This will be the 13th such event County Executive McCoy has hosted since 2013, having honored some 38 veterans.

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