HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate this year, is among the 11 new members of Connecticut’s Veterans Hall of Fame.
Gov. M. Jodi Rell inducted Simmons and 10 others during a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Monday. Those honored include one posthumously.
Rell created the Hall of Fame by executive order in 2005. It recognizes those who served their country with distinction and returned home to enrich their communities. Fifty-one state veterans had previously been inducted, including former President George H.W. Bush.
Simmons, of Stonington, served 19 months in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.
William McGurk of Somers, president of Rockville Bank and a 28-year Navy veteran, was also among those inducted and presented with a numbered medallion.
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