Yonkers high school graduate inducted into New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame
Alex Mandara, a U.S. Navy veteran and graduate of Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, has been honored with induction into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.
After completing boot camp at Naval Station Great Lakes north of Chicago, Mandara studied to become a hull maintenance technician, and in 1991 began his service on USS Enterprise, the U.S. Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, during the Gulf War. Mandara continued his service on the USS Enterprise for the next five years, finally being stationed out of Norfolk, Virginia. As a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve, Mandara spent 22 years serving on the USS Ogden, an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, and traveled around the world.
Mandara and his family moved to Yorktown in 2005, and he now serves as the Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8328 in Yorktown Heights.
The commemoration ceremony took place at the Bedford Hills Community Center, where Mandara was recognized for his exceptional military service.
During the event, he was presented with a special Senate plaque, acknowledging his significant contributions and esteemed leadership within the Yorktown community.