MONROE – Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus and Monroe Town Supervisor Tony Cardone wished Vinnie Marino an early 100th birthday on Tuesday, September 13th.
Marino, a Monroe resident, turns 100 on September 20th.
He is a World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge with the U.S. Army.
Neuhaus was introduced to Marino a decade ago on the first Hudson Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. and they have remained close since.
The county executive presented Marino with a certificate of recognition for his milestone birthday at his home.
“I have been honored to get to know Vinnie and I’m glad that I could take some time to wish him a happy 100th birthday,” Neuhaus said. “Vinnie is a kind man and is gifted with a wonderful sense of humor. He also remains very proud of his service in the Army. I wish Vinnie many more happy and healthy years.”