Ravot Difate Honored by Town Board Members

Rayot and Sue Difate

At the August 18th, Town Board meeting, Mayor Dionisio along with the Town Board members, and VFW Local 3047 Veterans, recognized Harrison Veteran, Rayot Difate.


In July, Harrison resident, US Army Veteran and retired Yonkers Police Officer, Rayot Difate received the Presidential Medal of Achievement for his commitment to martial arts and volunteerism.


At 81 years old, Ray holds a 10-degree black belt and is still competing in tournaments across the country.


Ray battled family and major life-threatening obstacles only to defeat them with his faith, his wife and his country.  Ray lives in West Harrison with his wife Sue. Both are dedicated members of the community. 


A book about Ray was just published.