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A Night To Honor

Army Private First Class Brendan Marrocco and Army Staff Sgt. Michael Brown made sacrifices in the war against terrorism so Staten Islanders - and all Americans -
could continue to live free.
Last night, more than 800 people packed the Excelsior Grand ( to thank the two wounded soliders during a fundraiser hosted by the United Staten Island Veterans Organization. The two decorated veterans were showered with praise as hundreds of well-wishers shook hands and took pictures with the heroes. Present and also paying respect were actors Matthew Modine, who starred in Stanley kubrick's seminal war film "Full Metal Jacket" and Tony Sirico who played Paulie Walnuts on "The Sopranos." Rep. Michael McMahon made a rousing speech and even sang some songs with Elvis. ( This article was taken from the STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE and written by Doug Auer.)