SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield’s' Chapter of UNICO recently celebrated the presentation of UNICO's Americanism award to their chapter nominee---Donald J. Zolkiwsky. His name may not be Italian, but Donald grew up with his maternal grandparents who had immigrated from Italy. He is a long-time resident of South Plainfield and has a distinguished military career. Among other awards, Donald was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in 1968 in Vietnam.
Don retired from AT&T Bell Laboratories as a Director with 27 years of service. The list of Don's achievements is long but to name a few he was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and is a former Deacon at Trinity Reformed Church in North Plainfield.
The South Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO takes great pride that Donald Zolkiwsky has been selected for this award which honors patriotism and public service.