Albany County, New York
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Albany County Executive Mike Breslin and the Honor-A-Veteran Committee commemorated World War II veteran Eric S. Lazzaro in a ceremony held on March 1, 2004, at the Joseph E. Zaloga Post in Colonie.
Eric S. Lazzaro was born in Argentina and moved to Waterford, NY at the age of eight. He was later a resident of Green Island and Menands. Lazzaro served in the United States Army during World War II and was specially trained to remove and lay minefields, serving in Normandy, North France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received several medals, including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the New York State Conspicuous Service Medal.
Lazzaro was a mechanical technician at the Watervliet Arsenal for a total of 15 years, before and after his military service, until 1957. He was then employed at the Los Alamos Scientific Lab in New Mexico until his retirement in 1986, when he moved back to the Capital District. Lazzaro was a life member of the American Legion, VFW and Elks Club and was the beloved husband of Delores Brady Lazzaro, the devoted father of John J. Lazzaro, and the loving grandfather of Duane, Kelsea and Erica.
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