[box]Wallingford resident and war hero, George H. Breuler was inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame during a ceremony Friday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. From left: State Rep. Al Adinolfi (R-103), State Sen. Len Fasano (R-34), Mr. Breuler, and State Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-87).[/box]
George H. Breuler of Ashler Village in Wallingford was inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame during a ceremony Fridayat the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Public officials on hand to honor Mr. Breuler included North Haven Mayor Mike Freda, State Sen. Len Fasano, and state representatives Al Adinolfi and Dave Yaccarino.
Mr. Breuler, who lived in North Haven for many years, served in the U.S. Army during WWII. His community involvement included coordinating North Haven’s annual Memorial Day Parade for fourteen years, as well as coaching in the Max Sinoway Little League. Under his command, the American Legion Murray-Reynolds Post76 was honored as the Legion Post of the Nation in 1985. He also was selected by the Veterans Association to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C.
The Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame was established to increase the awareness of the lifetime contributions of veterans after completion of honorable military service. Each year the committee selects at least 10 inductees from applications received from across the state and nation. Hall of Fame members have been leaders in a variety of areas, such as arts, education, public service, volunteer activities, and community and business leadership to name a few. To be eligible for the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame the nominee must have served their country honorably in a branch of military service and continued to serve their communities, state and nation after discharge. The Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame is administered and sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Connecticut Military Department.