WHO: Senator Catharine M. Young
WHAT: Medal Presentation Ceremony to Honor Specialist Esteban Torres, Jr.
WHERE: Senator Catharine M. Young’s District Office, 700 W. State Street, Westgate Plaza, Olean, NY 14760
WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 3:00 P.M.
Specialist Torres will be presented with the following medals from the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs:
· The New York State Military Commendation Medal · The New York Long and Faithful Service Medal · The U.S. Army Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar
A native of Buffalo, New York, Esteban Torres enlisted in the New York Army National Guard in March 1976. Assigned to Company A, First Battalion, 107th Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division, then-Private Torres was ordered to state active duty by Governor Hugh Carey in April 1979 and deployed to Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, NY when New York State Corrections Officers went on strike. As a squad leader in charge of 12 men, Private Torres patrolled the prison’s south wing for four weeks, maintaining security over 50 maximum-security inmates. He was honorably discharged as a specialist fourth class on March 30, 1982, completing six years and three months of service. He currently resides in Caneadea, New York.