The North Bergen Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation for Paul Novembre, who received a Congressional Medal of Honor for his service as a member of “The Devil’s Brigade” in World War II, at today’s meeting.
“He served in the first special force unit during the war, it was known as “The Devil’s Brigade,’ and it existed before there were Navy SEALs and green berets – they were the offshoots of this organization,” Mayor Nick Sacco explained about Novembre while reading the proclamation.
“As a member of The Devil’s Brigade, he and his fellow soldiers accomplished numerous daring feats, fighting behind the enemy lines, killing or capturing thousands of enemy combatants.”
Novembre briefly recalled his military service, stating “it was all about fighting for this country, making sure this country was always safe.”
“This is a real live hero for what he’s accomplished … what he’s accomplished here,” Sacco said of Novembre when addressing the crowd of about 30 or 40 people on hand at the meeting.