Eaton's Neck, NY - July 8, 2016 - At the annual Independence Day Parade in Eaton’s Neck, Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. had the privilege to pay tribute to a true American hero, Roy Beach.
Born on the 4th of July in 1926, Roy Beach married his wife Maureen in 1950 and together they raised 5 children. A grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 13, Roy has been a pillar of strength for his family, community and country. He served in the Navy during World War II, stormed the beaches of Normandy and served in the Korean War. He went on to become a volunteer fireman for a total of 63 years; 20 of them in the Levittown Fire Department and the rest in the Eaton’s Neck Fire Department where he served as a Fire Commissioner for 30 years.
Today he continues to be an active member and works the firehouse radio room during alarms. Mr. Beach’s contribution and service to our country is an inspiration to all who know him.