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Rep. Zeldin Honors WWII Vet Instructor at East Coast Black Belt Academy

September 3, 2015
Press Release



Middle Island, NY – On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley) made a surprise visit to the East Coast Black Belt Academy in Middle Island to honor Jerry Vessichio of Selden, a 90 year old World War II veteran with two purple hearts and a six degree black belt, who remains active in martial arts and helps assist judo classes at the school once a week.

The Congressman is pictured above with Mr. Vessichio; Jerry Figgiani and Tony Aloe, Co-Owners of East Black Belt Academy; staff; and students.