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Legislator Cilmi Honors East Islip Veteran

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi presented a proclamation to East Islip resident, retired United States Air Force Sergeant Theresa Bertrand. Sgt. Bertrand is the 2021 10th Legislative District Honoree for Women Veterans Appreciation Day.

Air Force Sergeant Theresa Bertrand enlisted towards the end of Vietnam War. She served for five years, holding the titles of Maintenance Analysis Specialist and Disaster Preparedness Support Specialist, titles rarely given to women at the time. As a Maintenance Support Specialist, Sgt. Bertrand would schedule aircraft for critical maintenance before and after flights. As a member of Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 7, Theresa focuses her efforts on the Order’s veterans programs.

Legislator Cilmi said, “Women who serve in the military face unique challenges and make special sacrifices on behalf of our Nation. It is fitting that they have a special day of recognition. Theresa exemplifies patriotism, humility and community service, and is a shining example of the best of America.”

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