A local veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. 

Russel Fielding served in the Army’s 222nd Infantry Regiment from June 1944 to September 1946 during World War II, and again as a 1st Lieutenant from April 1951 to July 1952 during the Korean Conflict.

He was nominated for the honor by Senator Joe Griffo.

“Russel serves as a shining example of America’s Greatest Generation, having served his country and the cause of freedom in not one, but two wars,” Griffo said. “He demonstrated remarkable courage, bravery and compassion while facing the dangerous and extreme conditions of war. I am proud to honor and recognize him and all of the other brave men and women of the state Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame.”

After his service, Fielding worked for nearly four decade with the Rome Daily Sentinel.

Fielding was joined by his wife Darlene during a ceremony in Albany earlier this week.

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