Stephen Dennis celebrated his 92nd birthday this past weekend. Somehow it is fitting that just two days before that birthday he was presented with a long-overdue gift . . . the medals he earned for his service to our nation in World War II seven decades ago as a sailor in the United States Navy.
In a ceremony at Lt. Fred H. Clark Post 91 of the American Legion, to the cheers and cries of “Thank you!” from the friends, family members, officials and Legionnaires in attendance, Steve was presented with the World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with Two Bronze Stars, the Navy Occupation Service Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon and the Combat Action Ribbon. He was also presented the New York State Senate’s Liberty Medal, and the Saratoga County Veterans’ Service Medal from the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors.
Read the entire article in the August 14th issue of the Express.