12.05.12 A retired army colonel was honored for all his year of service by some local leaders today.
Colonel Pat Potalivo dedicated his life to serving and protecting our country, unfortunately he was not able to make it to the celebration.
He is living out what could be the final days of his life in hospice care.
His brother Bob Potalivo was able to accept the honor on his behalf.
Senator-elect Sean Wiley and County Executive Barry Grossman wanted to recognize this man who, like others, put his life on the line.
Colonel Potalivo was awarded the purple heart among many other medals during his service.