Rotarians Hear of Veterans, MIAs

FULTON, NY – At a recent Fulton Sunrise Rotary meeting, Rotarian Donna Kestner introduced Mary Ann Reitano, a cousin of Greg Harris, for whom the Military Courtesy Room at Hancock International Airport is named.

Rotarian Donna Kestner, left and Mary Ann Reitano
Rotarian Donna Kestner, left and Mary Ann Reitano

Harris is one of 1,700 unaccounted for MIAs from the Vietnam War.

Mary told a moving story of her past ten years spent seeking to discover the truth about missing relatives.

Mary has arranged for reunions of Greg’s US Marine battalion since 2006.

Her most moving moment was a surprise gift from then congressman John McHugh, now Secretary of the Army, who presented her with a silver box containing Greg’s dog tags.

The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets every Friday at 7 a.m. at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.