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A Genesee County man is inducted into New York State's 2012 Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant and Director of Genesee County Veterans Service Agency Hal Kreter received the honor in Albany Tuesday. 

Kreter began serving the Country in 1971 during the Vietnam war and was honorably discharged 24 years later.

He moved on in 1995 to work with the County's Veterans Services where he still works today helping to reacclimatize veterans into society.

Kreter has also received the conspicuous service cross and numerous awards for serving the country.

Kreter said he was humbled to receive the award.

“It’s a great honor and a privilege to receive the award from the senator and I really want to thank the senator for the nomination. There were a lot of veterans there and they were all worthy of the award and I’m just very appreciative of this award,” said Kreter. 

The Corfu resident was selected by State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer to represent the 61st district.  

"Hal has served our community in helping veterans. He served as the Director of Veterans affairs very very well, helping to serve all veterans in Genesee County and his service to America, all of those things combined make him an excellent nominee," said Ranzenhofer. 

Hall of fame inductees were chosen in each County across the State. 

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