Rep. Zeldin Announces Guest for State of the Union: 95-Yr-Old WWII Vet William Schlosser of East Patchogue
PATCHOGUE, NY - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced World War II Veteran William Schlosser of East Patchogue as his guest to the President’s State of the Union Address on February 4, 2020.
Mr. Schlosser entered the U.S. Army in March of 1943 where he served with the 116th Mobile Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion Battery B. His unit was deployed to Europe the day after D-Day and fought through the end of the war, including in the Battle of the Bulge.
“Mr. Schlosser is the best of who we are. He is the embodiment of patriotism, selflessness and service, ideals that have become the hallmark of our nation’s greatest generation,” said Congressman Lee Zeldin. “Our nation is forever indebted to him for his service, and it is my honor to attend the State of the Union address alongside someone who has sacrificed so much to fight for the freedoms and liberties that make our country the greatest in the world.”
In April 2019, Mr. Schlosser reached out to Congressman Zeldin’s office for assistance with filing for a Veterans Affairs (VA) service-connected disability. In working with Congressman Zeldin’s office and the Suffolk County Veterans Services Agency, this month, Mr. Schlosser received notification that the Department of Veterans Affairs approved his application.