Jim Smith Honored By Town Of North Hempstead


North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth held a Veterans Advisory Committee meeting at Town Hall and welcomed local author and former Newsday reporter Jim Smith, who discussed his recently released book Heroes to the End, which tells the story of his 1971-1972 tour of duty in Vietnam. TownNews_031616AThe book is based on more than 75 articles that Smith wrote for the Stars and Stripes daily newspaper in 1972 during the North Vietnamese Easter Offensive. All proceeds from the book go to benefit the United Veterans Beacon House, where Smith serves as a board member and works to provide housing, job opportunities and more to veterans.
If you would like to purchase the book, log on to www.heroestotheend.com. To learn more about the town’s Veterans Advisory Committee and veterans services available in North Hempstead, log on to www.
or call 311.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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