Canine Companions For Independence Honors Great Neck WWII D-Day Veteran

Marshall Sweetbaum

Well-known local attorney and retired U.S. Army Cpl. Marshall Sweetbaum of Great Neck will be honored this Veterans Day by Canine Companions for Independence, a U.S.-based 501 organization that trains and provides assistance dogs.

Sweetbaum was born in 1925 in Manhattan. He served in the United States Army from August of 1943 to Dec. 24, 1945 and was in the 29th Division, 115th Infantry, Company F. He was a part of the second wave of the D-Day invasion at Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944 and was honorably discharged on Dec. 24, 1945.

Following his service, Sweetbaum graduated from Queens College and went on to attend Fordham Law School. In 1964, he started his own law practice, and his son, Joel, joined the firm in June of 1980. The firm became known as Sweetbaum & Sweetbaum, and they have continued to maintain the law practice in Lake Success. Sweetbaum is considered to be one of the expert appellate lawyers and he has received many honors in this regard.

A a supporter of the Jewish War Veterans, Sweetbaum he has worked with other military and Veterans-support organizations throughout his career.

Join Canine Companions for Independence on Nov. 8, as they honor the service of Marshall Sweetbaum, and other deserving local veterans at the annual Canine Companions for Independence Outstanding Service Awards. The ceremony is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodbury Country Club, 884 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. The event is free, but registration is required.

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