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World War II veteran honored by officials

Rockland County Legislators Phil Soskin, Aney Paul, and Michael Grant honor World War II soldier and liberator Alan Moskin of Nanuet.
Rockland County Legislators Phil Soskin, Aney Paul, and Michael Grant honor World War II soldier and liberator Alan Moskin of Nanuet.

The Rockland County Legislature proclaimed November 8, 2015, as Alan Moskin Day to honor the World War II hero for his service in the military and his ongoing efforts to educate today’s young people about the war and the Holocaust.

The county also named Moskin its Veteran of the Year.

He was honored during a ceremony on the County Courthouse steps.

“It’s a privilege to honor a man with the military and community service exhibited by Al Moskin,” Rockland County Legislator Phil Soskin (D-Monsey) said. “He served in the Army and was a liberator of the Gunskirchen Concentration Camp, a sub camp of Mauthausen.”

Moskin was drafted when he was 18 and served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, fighting with General George Patton’s 3rd Army and seeing combat in France, Germany, and Austria. After returning to the United States, he became a lawyer. He also is a docent with the Holocaust Museum & Study Center, based at Rockland Community College.

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