Hal Farrington, of the United States Army, was recognized for his outstanding community service and veterans’ support nationally and right here inConnecticut.
“Not many people are aware of how many active and retired veterans callEastern Connecticuthome. Hal has worked tirelessly for over 30 years to connect these heroes to important services for themselves and their families,” said Rep. Marilyn Giuliano, R-23. “His leadership has successfully established Veterans Service Offices at the New London Submarine Base, US Coast Guard Academy and Naval Station atNewportRhode Island. These offices provide counseling and financial support to those veterans and families who need it most.”
Farrington most recently served as the Federal Casualty Assistance Officer for the Veterans Administration. He supported families connected to over 148 Active Duty service men and women as they dealt with their loss. Farrington did not shy away from such an important service when military families are in their greatest time of need.
“I was humbled joining Hal Farrington and his family for the induction ceremony,” said Rep. Giuliano. “It is rare to come across someone who continues to give so much for his country and community. I am glad he has received such a prestigious honor.”