Mill Basin veteran finally awarded medals

MILL BASIN - An 89-year-old Mill Basin man finally received his four medals of honor for serving in the military during World War II.

Herbert Jawitz enlisted in the Army in 1941 after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. He spent five years serving the United States, but his term was missing from military records.

Jawitz, who is just months from his 90th birthday, says he is thankful his service was recognized and happy he can pass down his medals to his grandchildren. Congressman Anthony Weiner helped rectify the military record omission.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn hit the streets to ask 1 Word on the Street: GPS devices
At least six people have been arrested and 2 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
3 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
News 12 Long Island has won the regional 4 News 12 Long Island wins regional Edward R. Murrow Award
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 5 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE