At a recent meeting of the Babylon Town Board, Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, and the entire board gathered to recognize and proclaim a day in honor of a North Babylon veteran who recently returned home from a tour of duty in the Middle East.
Matt Humpf, 21, of North Babylon, enlisted in the United States Army upon graduating high school. He took his oath in December of 2017, and left for basic training in July of 2018. He was stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina before being deployed to the Middle East for Operation Inherent Resolve. He spent five months in the Middle East before coming back home and then being redeployed to Kabul, Afghanistan for Operation Freedom Sentinel. Humpf returned home to the United States on September 17, 2021 and has since been honorably discharged and is enjoying time with his family. Supervisor Schaffer and the Babylon Town Board were proud to declare November 17, 2021 as “Matt Humpf Day” in the Town of Babylon in recognition of his contributions and sacrifices in maintaining America’s blessings of freedom and liberty.
Photo (Left to Right): Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilman DuWayne Gregory, brother Joe Humph, father Jimmy Humph, mother Valerie Humph, Matt Hump, girlfriend Franchica, Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Councilman Terence McSweeney, Town Clerk Gerry Compitello, Town Attorney Joseph Wilson and Councilman Anthony Manetta.