Our 2017 Veteran of the Year


2017 Friends of the New York State Military Museum Veteran of the Year Ceremony, Saturday, October 28th at 1PM at the Musuem.

This Annual Award is Co-Sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Military Museum and the Capital District of New York Chapter of the Association of the US Army. Presenting will be the Presidents of the two Co-Sponsors, Congressman Tonko, Congressman Faso and Congresswoman Stefanik, and remarks by the New York Adjutant General..

The Public is encouraged to attend and meet our honoree and thank him for his service to our country
Our Awardee is Philip Imbarrato, who served in the Korean War in 1953 in the 6th Tank Battalion, 24 Infantry Division. The primary mission of the Battalion was the guarding of North Korean POWS near Puson. Upon leaving Korean in October 1953, he was posted to Mount Fuji Army Base where he served until his discharge in January 1955. Phil was promoted to Corporal and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the UN Korea Service Medal, US Korean Service Medal, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Phil returned to college at CCNY and earned a Bachelors Degree in Sales Management in 1957. He entered the retail sales field as an independent sales representative for several different office furniture companies, finally retiring in 1999.

Throughout his working career and to the present, he has been a member of the Ballston Spa Lions Club, serving as President in 1983.

Phil has the distinction as one of the longest serving Docents at the NY State Military Museum and can be seen faithfully at his post every Thursday morning. He began serving as a Docent in 2006.

Phil was already married when drafted in 1951. He and his wife Dolores, who passed in 2005, have three sons and four 
grandchildren and Phil still resides in Ballston Spa

Trivia Night Fundraiser, Friday, October 27th, 6PM


Our Fourth Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, October 27th, 6PM at the Military Museum.  Tickets are $50.00 per person, or $300.00 per table.  Tickets

include prizes, dinner, cash bar, dessert, and of course, trivia fun!  Compete against other tables and claim a fantastic prize.  Sign up, tables are limited.  Please call 518-226-0490 for more information and to sign up.


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The museum is closed on
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