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COVENTRY â World War II veteran Anthony DâAbrosca received a long overdue honor Monday in the Coventry Town Council chambers when Senator Sheldon Whitehouse presented him with seven medals from his tour in the Philippines while he served in the Armyâs 38th Infantry Division.
A man of few words, DâAbrosca, now 87 years old, learned two weeks ago that there was going to be a ceremony held for him.
âIâm kind of surprised theyâre doing all this,â he said.
âHe thought he was just going to be picking them up somewhere,â said his partner of 17 years, Sonia Cohen. âThis is a great thing theyâre doing.â
Whitehouse was joined by Representative Lisa Tomasso (Dist. 29, Coventry, West Greenwich), Senator Lou Raptakis (Dist.33, Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich), Speaker of the House Nick Mattiello, Brigadier General for the Rhode Island National Guard Charles Petrarca and Bob Schierschmidt, Commander of the Rhode Island Department of the American Legion.
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