Albany County, New York
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Albany County Executive Mike Breslin and the Honor-A-Veteran Committee honored World War II veteran Edward A. McMahon at the January Honor-A-Veteran Ceremony on Monday, January 7th in the Cahill Room on the first floor of the Albany County Office Building, 112 State Street, Albany.
Edward A. McMahon entered the United States Navy in December of 1941 and was a Gunner's Mate First Class on several ships. While in the Navy, Edward was stationed in the Asiatic Pacific, Europe and the Middle East serving with the USS Pocomoke (AV-9), USS Cowie (DD 632) and USS Cowie (DMS-39). He received the Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal for his service.
Edward was a graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University and Albany Law School and was in private practice of law in Albany for nearly half a century. He was a founder and director of the Capitol District Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, Albany County Bar Association of Trial Lawyers, Counsel to the City of Albany and Albany County Civil Service Commissions. Edward was the former vice chairman, treasurer and committeeman of the Guilderland Democratic Committee. He was a member and past chief of the North Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department and a long time member of the Nathaniel Adams Blanchard American Legion Post.
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