Sam Stahlman was 94 years old and was born on 04/11/1925. Sam enlisted in the Army at 17 years of age and fought in the D-Day invasion landing at Normandy and later in the Battle of Bastogne. Sam was wounded near the end of war. Although he received the Purple Heart, his wounds were not serious enough to put him on the sidelines and he was sent back into combat. Sam was twice awarded the Bronze Star and his unit received a Presidential Commendation twice. Of the awards and medals he received, Sam is most proud of his combat infantry pin. Sam resided in Patchogue with his wife. Sam was a well-Known businessman, was involved in many community organizations including the Lions since 1958, was a substitute teacher in the Patchogue-Medford School District as well as a volunteer coach for the high school varsity football team. Sam has been recognized many times for his contributions to our country and to our community. Sam was named to the Veterans Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Pat-Med Hall of Fame in 2018.
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