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Nadel Birthday Drive By [5-8-20]


Late on afternoon of Friday, May 8th, 2020 the Port Washington Fire Department did a birthday drive by for 87-year-old Stanley Nadel – grandfather of Flower Hill Hose Company Lieutenant Emma Nadel. Several pieces of apparatus along with family members made up the drive by for Stan who has had quite the life. In May of 1952 he enlisted in the army at the age of 19 years old receiving 3 months of basic training at Fort Jackson before being sent to Inchon, Korea as a rifleman within the 224th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division. In August of 1952, his company moved north past the 38th parallel into the Punch Bowl. His division and regiment was assigned to the front lines by Heart Break Ridge with Company K in front of Sandbag Castle and ‘no name’ hills [these were hostile enemy positions]. On January 28th, 1953 while on the second patrol as the point man in the unit, he hit a trip mine. Stan was seriously wounded and taken to an aide station for immediate attention. After six months in military hospitals with his recovery complete, he returned to duty with the 79th engineers and promoted to Corporal. For his meritorious achievement in Korea, Stanley Nadel was awarded the following medals: Army Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal Valor and Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart for Valor, Good Conduct Medal, Conspicuous Service, State of New York National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 3 Battle Stars, Korean Service F/S, Army, and Korean Presidential Unit Citation.

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