Public Encouraged to Welcome Wounded Warrior During Motorcade
Longport American Legion Post 469 welcomes a medically retired Navy SEAL and his family Tuesday for an all-expenses-paid vacation and a parade escort to a Longport beach block home and the public is encouraged to cheer on the motorcade.
Joseph Hahn volunteered to serve his country after the September 11th attacks and completed multiple deployments as a NAVY SEAL. Eventually, the multiple injuries he suffered while serving forced the highly decorated SEAL to medically retire.
In his biography, Hahn recounts being involved in '2 deployments to Iraq, 3 to Afghanistan, and a few more to undisclosed locations' during his 13 years with the Navy.
During his service, Hahn shattered both legs above the ankle. He has multiple plates and screws in each leg, and suffers from traumatic brain injury after multiple blast exposure overseas.
Joseph Hahn, his wife and their four sons will arrive from Oklahoma at Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. Members of the American Legion will greet them and they will be transported to South Jersey by a jitney, according to the Press of Atlantic City.
Margate Police said in a Facebook post that Hahn and his family will be departing from Ventnor Plaza around 5:00 PM, and will be escorted the to Longport by various police agencies and Legion members.
The route of the escort will take the Hahn family down the length of Atlantic Avenue through Margate. Everyone is encouraged to gather along Atlantic Ave and welcome the family to South Jersey and to Downbeach.
Longport American Legion Post 469 has welcomed Wounded Warriors from different branches of the military to town for all-expenses paid vacation trips for the past eight years.