The Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO was joined by UNICO District X Governor Anthony Bengivenga  in swearing in Joe Belardo, a Vietnam veteran and recipient of many honors not only for his heroic work during the war, but also for his volunteer work for countless veteran organizations. Joe Belardo won the 2019 Lou DeFillipo Armed Services Freedom Award at last summer’s UNICO National Convention in Nashville. A World Ward II hero, the late Lou Defillipo was a lifelong resident of South Plainfield and UNICO established the award in his honor. In the photo l to r: District Governor Anthony Bengivenga; Nancy Belardo (Joe’s wife); Joseph Belardo; Bob Bengivenga, President of The Plainfields' Chapter. UNICO National is the largest Italian-American organization with 100 chapters raising funds for cancer research, St Jude's Children's Hospital, scholarships, food banks, veterans' causes and many other local and national charities.