NY Senate honoring veterans from across the state

Posted at: 05/21/2013 6:45 AM | Updated at: 05/21/2013 8:12 AM
By: AP

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Two of the last surviving members of a Marine Corps commando unit from World War II are among the dozens of veterans being honored by the New York Senate.

Gerald West of Fort Edward and Robert Addison of Glens Falls were among the original 900 members of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion, dubbed "Edson's Raiders" after their commander.
 
West and Addison survived the bloody island battles of the Pacific Theater, both settled in the Glens Falls area and have remained friends ever since.
 
The two men are among more than 50 vets from across the state being added to the Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Each year, Senate members nominate veterans to be inducted in recognition of their military service.
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