A North Haven man has had his military service honored with induction into the state's veterans hall of fame.
Charles Richard Morrissey Sr was one of the 12 members that make up the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame "Class of 2012."
Soldier and Teacher
Morrissey served as a 1st and 2nd lieutenant in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He then joined U.S. Army active reserve in New Haven.
He was promoted to captain and was active until 1976. After he returned to New Haven, he took a position as a public elementary school teacher, which he held until 2001.
Morrissey then joined the state Military Dept. 2nd Company Governor’s Foot Guard in 1995 as a private. And retired in 2007 as a Major.
He is also a member of the American Legion.
Class of 2012 Honored
Morrissey, along with this year's other honorees, were joined by state officials and leaders of the Connecticut's veterans’ community at the induction ceremony on Nov. 28 in the Atrium of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
The other members of the Class of 2012 are:
- Reverend Thomas E. Berberich: US Army, Vietnam/Brigadier General Chaplain
- Manuel Michael Cardoza, Jr.: US Army, Korea/ Corporal Medical Tech.
- Paul Francis Dillon: US Navy, Vietnam/ Master Chief Radioman
- Peter Galgano, Jr.: US Marine Corps, Vietnam/Sgt. E-5
- William George Godburn: US Army, WWII/ Corporal
- Norman Hanenbaum: US Marine Corps, WWII / Corporal
- Alan Jepson: US Navy, WWII / Seaman Second Class
- Herbert Thomas Schacht: US Army, WWII/ PFC-Tec 5
- Thomas Patrick Sheridan, Esq. (Deceased): US Army, Vietnam/ SP5 Intel Analyst
- James H. Throwe: US Army, Korea /Sergeant Major
- Carmine Vaccaro: US Navy, Korea/Hospital Corpsman