Military medals will be presented posthumously to the families of two army veterans who have family living in New Fairfield.
5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will present the medals to the families of John Rossi and Francis Moriarty during a ceremony tomorrow. Rossi was a World War II army veteran and Moriarty served in Korea. Neither were previously recognized for their longstanding military careers.
Rossi's family will be accepting several medals on his behalf: the Army of Good Conduct Medal; the European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; the World War II Victory Medal; the Expert Rifle Badge and; the Connecticut Wartime Service Medal.
Moriarty's family will be accepting the following medals on his behalf: the National Defense Service Medal; the Korean Service Medal with a Bronze Service Star; the United Nations Service Medal and; the Connecticut Wartime Service Medal.