Army veteran and NCC Veterans Club member John O’Keefe was featured in a “Hometown Hero” segment by News 12 Connecticut on May 10, in response to the club’s nomination for this recognition. Mr. O’Keefe was filmed and interviewed about his experiences and contributions to NCC by a News 12 crew. The segment will air this week on the network.
A long-time volunteer in the NCC Veterans Lounge for several days each week, Mr. O’Keefe serves as both a mentor and friend. He was an 11B (infantryman) in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era. He has a keen ability to connect with all of the club members regardless of their background and military affiliation. The NCC Veterans Club is grateful for Mr. O’Keefe’s service to the country and his dedication to his volunteer vocation, all of which justify his being honored as a “Hometown Hero.”