Danbury officials have paid tribute to the City's Director of Veteran's Affairs, who passed away recently. Patrick Waldron died at the age of 81 on October 28th. During the City Council meeting on Thursday, Mayor Mark Boughton called for a moment of silence to honor the more than 30-year city employee. Waldron was a Korean War Veteran, honorably discharged from the Navy.
Boughton says the City suffered a major loss with the passing of the 37-year Director of Veterans Affairs. Waldron fought relentlessly to help veterans, serving generations of veterans. Boughton says Waldron help generations of veterans, their widows and dependents.
Waldron was a member of American Legion Post 60, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 25, and Korean War Veterans.
In his obituary, Waldron's family asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Wounded Warrior Project or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.