“New York’s veterans have made countless sacrifices and we are thankful for their courage and bravery,” said Senator Kemp Hannon. “Frederick Wedin is one of many heroes who have fought to defend our freedoms and I’m pleased to welcome him into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.”
Wedin joined the United States Navy and was discharged as a third class petty officer. During his years of service (1961-65), he served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Wasp. While in service, he participated in the Cuban Blockade crisis and rescued astronauts following their landing in the Atlantic. He currently serves as quartermaster, soon to become junior vice commander, of VFW Post 9592 where he has been a member since 1984.
“Veterans like Fred Wedin are the true protectors of our freedom and democracy, as well as our state and nation,” said Hannon. “We owe them our deep gratitude.”