Bishop Honors Veteran

Rich Arleo
Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch

Thomas D’Amore of Rocky Point received a $39,000 retroactive award and a benefit of $1,672 per month from the Veterans Administration and will be honored by Rep. Tim Bishop, D-Southampton, after Bishop interceded on their behalf.

A ceremony will be held Monday at 5:30PM at the Elk's Lodge in Port Jefferson Station to honor D'Amore and two other Suffolk County Veterans who received a total of $127,256 in retroactive compensation from the Veterans Administration.

D’Amore served in the US Navy from 1972-1974 during Vietnam. He received a VA Disability Compensation claim increase to from 30 percent to 70 percent for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in March of this year after awaiting adjudication of his case on appeal for three years.