Medal long overdue
Nick Faraone of Islip (left) is seen here with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Peter King

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Medal long overdue

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/27/2016


Nick Faraone of Islip (left) is seen here with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Peter King who presented him with six service medals, including the Purple Heart, on behalf of his late father, Sgt. Nicholas Faraone who was killed in action during WWII.

In the early 1940’s, Faraone father was a promising singer who had made several recordings and won a popular radio talent contest. He’d been a tail-gunner in the Army Air-Corps when his plane was shot down over the Pacific Ocean in 1944, only a few months before his only child was born.

Read the story about Nick Faraone’s quest to learn more about the father he never knew in the Thursday, June 2nd edition.