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pullanoState Senator Mike Nozzolio recently nominated Frank J. Pullano, a distinguished local veteran, Frank J. Pullano, as an inductee into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Frank Pullano who died in February was posthumously inducted today during a special ceremony at the State Capitol for his service to our Nation.

"As State Senator, I was pleased to honor Frank Pullano's memory by inducting him into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame," said Senator Nozzolio. "His commitment to our country and dedication to honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans was exceptional and he will be remembered for all he has done his entire life for local veterans."

In 1944, eager to serve his Nation in time of war, Pullano fibbed about his age and joined the New York National Guard when he was just 15 years old. He retired in 1980 as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer for the State Division of Military Affairs.

Pullano dedicated his life to service and throughout his distinguished career, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and Meritorious Service Award.

His many accomplishments include chairing the Heart Fund Drive, the March of Dimes and the Cancer Fund. He was also an active member in the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Hydrant Hose, Sons of Italy, the Military Officers Association of America and the Disabled American Veterans Organization.

Pullano passed away earlier this year and is survived by his wife Donna; his children Russell, Frank, Kathy, and David; his stepchildren, Melissa and James; and his grandchildren Reed, Mary, Hannah, Antoine, Sarah, Nathan, Tica, Jocelyn, and Jacob Frank.

"It is an honor to recognize Frank as a distinguished veteran and to have his memory forever etched with his fellow veterans in the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame," said Nozzolio.

The New York Senate Veterans Hall of Fame is an annual program highlighting the exceptional service of a veteran from each Senate District.

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