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Legislative District 18

Posted on: April 16, 2021

Lafazan, Locust Valley Community Ceremonially Renames Forest Avenue to Sgt. Robert A. Hendriks


(LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y.) - To honor the legacy of fallen USMC hero Sgt. Robert A. Hendriks, Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury) will join his family, friends and the Locust Valley community to ceremonially rename Forest Avenue between Birch Hill Road and Birch Street in Locust Valley “Sgt. Robert A. Hendriks Way.”

Sgt. Hendriks, 25, was one of three Marines killed in Afghanistan on April 8, 2019 near the Bagram airfield in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device ambush as their convoy returned to base. The Nassau County Legislature unanimously approved Legislator Lafazan’s proposal to rename a portion of Forest Avenue in Sgt. Hendriks’ honor on Monday, March 22.

WHO: Legislator Lafazan is scheduled to be joined by Sgt. Hendriks’ family; Sgt. Valiant Bradly Cocchi, Marine and friend who served with Sgt. Hendriks in Afghanistan; USMC Reserves, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines Color Guard, American Legion Post 962, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran; Congressman Thomas Suozzi; Assemblyman Michael Montesano; Assemblyman Chuck Lavine; New York State Senator James Gaughran; Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino; Bayville Mayor Bob DeNatale; Locust Valley Fire Department 2nd Asst. Chief Jeffrey Converse; Locust Valley Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Graham; Locust Valley School Board President Brian Nolan; John Johnson, President of the Falcon Pride Booster Club.

WHEN: Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Forest Avenue between Birch Hill Road and Birch Street, Locust Valley N.Y. 11560

Parking will be available on the street as well as the Locust Valley train station.


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