Erie County Legislator Ed Rath presented WWII Veteran Harold James Enstice with a proclamation Tuesday night. Harold enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and fought as a member of the 36th Infantry Division. He also fought as part of Operation Dragoon, which played a major role in defeating the Nazi Army and ending the war in Europe.
Harold received two Bronze stars, the Silver Service Star, the New York State Medal of Merit, Conspicuous Service Star and Combat Infantry Badge. Following his service in Germany, he was awarded a Purple Heart. Harold then returned to Clarence, where he served as president of the Clarence Chamber of Commerce for over 30 years and remains active in the Clarence Historical Society and Clarence American Legion.
“Harold is a distinguished, decorated veteran and outstanding citizen,” said Legislator Rath. “It is an honor to recognize him for his service to our county along with his many contributions to the Clarence community.”