Rockland County honors legacy of Buffalo Soldiers

Rockland County War on Terror Monument

NEW CITY – Retired Army Command Sergeant Major Kenneth Nurse, who is this year’s recipient of the Rockland County Buffalo Soldiers Award, has been presented with the county legislature’s highest award.

Nurse, who served some 30 years in the Army and the Army Reserves, is the recipient of the Bronze Star medal for service during the Persian Gulf War, as well as many other military honors.

“Ken Nurse has a record of dedicated service to our country and to our county,” said Legislator Harriett Cornell. “His impressive resume is testimony to his devotion, both in and out of uniform, and he continues to make positive contributions to our community.”

Nurse is the newly elected commander of American Legion Post 199 in Spring Valley and worked on the committee that helped create the new Rockland County Gulf War & War on Terror monuments at Haverstraw Bay County Park.

The Trinidad native moved to Rockland County in 1984.

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