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SEAL Team Six member headlines Neuhaus event

 


Full house at Neuhaus event

NEW WINDSOR - Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus hosted retired U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six hero Robert O’Neill at an event that attracted several hundred guests at Anthony’s Pier 9 in Newburgh on Wednesday night.

The program included tributes to O’Neill from the FDNY, NYPD and a family who lost their daughter during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“We were honored to host Rob O’Neill, an American hero, in Orange County on Wednesday night,” Neuhaus said. “His mere presence was inspirational and we are grateful that he shared his story with us. The tributes from the FDNY, NYPD and a family who lost their 23-year-old daughter during the 9-11 terrorist attacks deeply moved the audience. I’m want to thank Mr. O’Neill and to the hundreds of guests who attended the event.”

O’Neill participated in more than 400 missions during his decorated career as a SEAL, including the Bin Laden raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May of 2011, the operation to save Captain Richard Phillips during the Maersk Alabama hijacking in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia, and Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan in which he helped save wounded SEAL Marcus Luttrell from Taliban Forces. He retired from the Navy in 2012 as Senior Chief Petty Officer after bravely serving our country for 16 years.

 


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