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June 30, 2011 / Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

Congratulations to Angelo D’Alfonso!

The New Britain Chamber of Commerce would  like to congratulate its very own Angelo D’Alfonso on receiving the Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal for his  service in Vietnam from February of 1968 to 1969.

Connecticut has a long history of honoring returning veterans from war, dating back to the Civil War when the state issued its very first veterans medal.  After World War I, the tradition of presenting medals to returning state veterans fell off until it was restored in 2005 by Governor Jodi Rell and the Connecticut General Assembly.

The Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal is patterned closely after the medal issued following World War I, including its distinctive three colors – red, white and blue.  The medal contains the official seals of each branch of the U. S. Armed Services and the words “for service.”

Once again, we would like to applaud Angelo on this enormous accomplishment and thank him for his services.

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