Street Dedication For Huntington WWII POW, Original Member Of Veterans Advisory Board
Huntington Town officials will be joined by County officials, Veterans Advisory Board members, local veterans, family and friends for a ceremony dedicating McKay Road as SSgt. USAF Michael J. Colamonico Way at the corner of McKay Road and Beau Lane in Huntington Station on Saturday, November 24 at 1:00 PM.
Staff Sergeant Michael J. Colamonico served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II, and at the end of a 13-hour bombing run, a German Messerschmidt fighter plane shot down the B-17 bomber on which he was a top turret gunner, over France on December 31st, 1943. SSgt. Colamonico was held prisoner at the infamous Stalag 17 in Austria where he spent 17 months in captivity, and was finally liberated on May 3rd, 1945, in Braunau, Germany.
Lorraine Colamonico (center) and daughter Laura Fanzilli surrounded by Councilman Eugene Cook; Councilman Mark Cuthbertson; Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci; Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia; Councilwoman Joan Cergol; Councilman Edmund J.M. Smyth; members of the Huntington Veterans Advisory Board after the July 17 vote dedicating McKay Road as SSgt. USAF Michael J. Colamonico Way.
Colamonico dedicated his life to his family and veterans affairs issues as an advocate for active military and veterans. Colamonico was an original member of the Huntington Veterans Advisory Board, whose current members requested the street be dedicated in his name.
At its July 17 meeting, the Town Board dedicated McKay Road in Huntington Station as SSgt. USAF Michael J. Colamonico Way.
WHERE: McKay Road & Beau Lane
Huntington Station, NY
WHEN: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM