Raia Presents WWII Veteran With Award

May 2, 2008

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R, I, C, WF East Northport) presented William Kalfa, a retired firefighter who resides in East Northport, with a New York State Excelsior Award for his brave service during World War II as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 Bomber. The presentation was made at a Suffolk County Association of Retired Firefighters (SCARF) board meeting on April 17, 2008, where Mr. Kalfa was honored for flying 30 missions over enemy lines in Germany. Pictured, from left to right, are Assemblyman Raia, William Kalfa, SCARF member John Vigiano, and SCARF Vice President Peter Keller.