April 28, 2010
The Nassau County Legislature recently passed a law that would ease the financial burden on servicemen and servicewomen who are returning from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan to their jobs at the county. The law would extend the time that returning employees would have to repay loans to the county paid out during their tour of duty. U.S. Marine Corps. Master Gunnery Sergeant Jim DuPont attended the Legislative Meeting to support the legislation. Sgt. DuPont, who is also a Nassau County Police Officer assigned to the 3rd Precinct, has done three tours in Iraq.
“Our veterans provide us with so very much, and ask for little in return,” said Legislator Nicolello. “We must do all we can to ease the financial burdens faced by returning veterans and their families.”
Shown from left to right are: Legislator Joseph Belesi (a Vietnam Veteran), PBA 1st Vice President Peter Paterson, Sergeant Jim DuPont and Legislator Nicolello.