New Jersey vet receives Bronze Star posthumously

The family of a late Army veteran from Monmouth County received today the Bronze Star he earned during World War II.Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. presented

LONG BRANCH - The family of a late Army veteran from Monmouth County received today the Bronze Star he earned during World War II.

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. presented the medal to Russell Olivadotti's family during a ceremony in the congressman's Long Branch office.

Olivadotti, who lived in West Long Branch, died last August. He had been the president of a painting company for 35 years.

Olivadotti was wounded in the war and received a Purple Heart, among other honors. His sister contacted Pallone's office, and a congressional inquiry found he was eligible for the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground combat.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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