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Sen. Blumenthal honors World War II merchant marine veteran


Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal honored a merchant marine war veteran in Berlin, Connecticut on Monday. 

Senator Richard Blumenthal honored veteran Sebastian Petruzzelli.

Petruzzelli served in the merchant marines during World War II.

The family said thanks to Senator Blumenthal’s efforts, Petruzzelli was able to get his application for federal pension benefits approved.     

Petruzzelli turns 99-years-old in May.   

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