OSWEGO – Veterans were the guests of honor at a special Veterans Day luncheon held at The Manor at Seneca Hill.
The 15 veterans, who included residents, rehabilitation patients and participants in the Adult Day Health Services Program, were recognized for their service in World War II, the Korea Conflict and the Vietnam War.
Among those honored was rehabilitation patient James Gioia, who served in both Italy and North Africa with the U.S. Army during World War II.
A member of the 88th Division Blue Devils, he was a mortar unit infantry soldier.
A decorated veteran, he was presented several distinctions for his service including the Distinguished Service Cross, a Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, as well as a European Theater Medal and an Infantry Badge.
Gioia, of Phoenix, was recognized earlier this year by the members of the Phoenix Town Board for his service to his country during the village of Phoenix’s annual 9/11 remembrance ceremonies.
At the time, the town presented him with a certificate of recognition and commendation.
Oswego Health’s Manor at Seneca Hill provides skilled nursing, complete rehabilitation services and an Adult Day Health Services program. For more information, please call 349-5300.