Issues: Miscellaneous

Putnam Valley, PFC Paul Scheuerman

Nomainted by: Putnam Valley VFW Post 391& Legislator Sam Oliverio

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Somers, Chief Warrant Officer Louis Bonomini

Chief Warrant Officer Bonomini was born April 27, 1929 in Greenwich Village, New York. Mr. Bonomini entered the United States Army on January 2, 1952 and took infantry basic training at Fort Dix. He taught surveying and celestial navigation at the Engineers Training School, Fort Belvoir in Virginia for several months. He sailed on USS Gen McRea from Staten Island, NY to Inchon, Korea in February 1952. His duties in Korea included establishing coordinates on radar stations and forward observation points. Chief Warrant Officer Bonomini was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.

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Putnam Valley, Thomas Farrell

Mr. Farrell was born October 16, 1954 in Yonkers, NY. His father was a Navy Veteran in 1941 to 1942. After his father’s passing in 2001 Mr. Farrell joined the Sons of The American Legion and was elected as Westchester County Sons Commander from 2007 to 2010 and was Detachment Vice Commander in 2013 for the State District one and nine. He is a chief volunteer at the NYS Veterans Home in Montrose and does many activities for the Veterans. He is now Squadron Commander at Beacon Post 203 and a member of the Color Guard at Mahopac Post 1080. Mr.

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Hawthrone, Pasqualino DiSisto

Sergeant DiSisto was born November 6, 1939 in Italy. He served for two years in the United States Army. He received a number of medals and awards during his service which include: Expert Rifleman, Recoilless Rifle, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the National Defense Medal. Sergeant DiSisto is the Hawthorne Post 112 Co-Chairman of the New York State Medal of Honor Committee, Co-Chairman of the POW/ MIA Parade at Montrose VA Hospital and is the past President of the Hawthorne Post Veterans Day Celebration. Sergeant DiSisto is a member of St.

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Pawling (Village), SP4 Karl Pfister Jr.

SP4 Pfister Jr. was born May 27, 1947 in White Plains, New York. He was drafted in October 1966 and served until September 1968. During this time, he received a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Sharpshooter Badge, Marksman Badge and on March 4, 1968 he was presented with an Award of the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism. SP4 Pfister Jr. retired from the White Plains Fire Department after 30 years of service in 2004.

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Pleasantville, Staff Sergeant E-6 Roger T. Lemcke

In 1969, Staff Sgt. Lemcke enlisted in the United States Army and married his wife Jeanne Mazzola. He was then deployed to Vietnam in 1970 with the 610th Engineers and was there for one year. Upon his return, he was stationed at West Point until 1972 and received an Honorable Discharge in 1975. From 1974-78 he was a Lieutenant with the DP Hays Hose Co. and Captain of the company from 1978-80. During this time, he joined American Legion Post 77 and the Pleasantville Dads’ Club. In 1984 he joined the Army National Guard in Ossining, NY, 101st Signal Battalion.

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Senator Jeff Klein and the IDC are the Losers of the Week

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Senator Jeff Klein and the IDC are the Losers of the WeekYou should know that Election Day has passed and for all of us in the New York State Senate, the dust has settled.  In one of my earlier columns “Who will be the “Cappo di tutti capi” of the New York State Senate?” I mentioned different scenarios about how Senator Dean Skelos, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, or Senator Jeff Klein could be winners and losers.

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Cold Spring, Technical Sergeant Angelo Percacciolo

Technical Sergeant Angelo Percacciolo was born on September 26, 1924 in Cold Spring, NY. He was drafted into the Army Air Corps in 1943, and was sent to Biggs Field, El Paso, TX for Combat Flight Training, and later assigned to the 712th Bomber Squadron in Seething, England. He flew 35 bomber missions over enemy occupied Europe. He received the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Three Battle Stars for the invasion of Normandy, Southern France, and the Rhineland, the Liberty Jubilee Medal from the French Government, the World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

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Lewisboro, Sergeant Waldie Gullen

Sergeant Gullen was born in Mt. Kisco, New York in 1924. He graduated early from high school in January 1943, six months later was drafted and left for Camp Adair in Oregon to join the 276th Regiment as part of the 70th Infantry Division, nicknamed the Trail Blazers, the last division formed in WWII. His regiment landed in Marseilles on December 15, 1944, and after a five hundred mile trip and ten mile walk ended up in their positions on the west bank of the Rhine.

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Brewster, Sergeant Louis Gasparini

Nominated by: Legislator Roger Gross

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Mt. Kisco, Sergeant E-5 George Griffin, Jr.

Sergeant Griffin, Jr. was born October 16, 1947 in White Plains, New York. Shortly after graduating High school Sgt. Griffin, Jr. was drafted into the United States Army. Sgt. Griffin, Jr.  trained as a Military Police Officer and served in Vietnam from 1967-1968. As a Sgt. Griffin, Jr.

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Yorktown, Sergeant 1st Class Jack Rucci

Nominated by: Lakeland Schools

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Somers, Senior Master Sergeant Timothy McArdle

Senior Master Sergeant McArdle was born on September 17, 1953 in Mount Vernon, New York.  He entered the Air Force in May of 1976 and attend Basic Military Training and the Ground Radio Technician Electronics Course. He went onto to serve in the New York Air National Guard and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8). While serving with the 213th New York Air National Guard he served as Supervisor of the Engineering Section including six Electronics Installation Teams and installed air-to-ground radios in air traffic control towers in the USA, Europe and Asia.

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Brewster, Seaman First Class Salvatore Inserra

Nominated by: Legislator Joseph Castellano

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Carmel, Seaman First Class James Dipelesi

Nominated by: Legislator Carl Albano

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Carmel, Seaman First Class James Dipelesi

Nominated by: Legislator Carl Albano

 

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Peekskill, Staff Sergeant E-6 Robert Boddie Sr.

Staff Sergeant E-6  Boddie Sr. graduated from Peekskill High School in 1965, and joined the Army shortly after completing his basic training in Fort Jackson in 1967. From November 1967 to December 1968 he was assigned to 661 Ordinance Company in Quin Yon, Vietnam. After that service he was assigned back in the United States in Fort Sill, OK. He was then Deployed shortly after to Fleigelhorst Germany in support of Operation Joint Endeavor. From 1969 to 2004 H served in the NY Army National Guard as a SSG with 133rd Maintenance Company.

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Buchanan, Private First Class Philip Perugini

Private Perugini was born May 26, 1922 in Ossining, NY. His mother died when he was two years old, at which time his father placed him and his older brother at St. Joseph’s Home in Peekskill, NY, where he lived for 14 years. Private Perugini enlisted in the United States Army in August 1942, and volunteered for an experimental branch of service called Parachute Infantry. Philip was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division, Troop 506 Parachute Infantry, Company E. As a Private First Class, Philip trained as a Rifle Man and then Bazooka Man.

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Pawling (Village), Private Dan Flanigan

Private Flanigan was born in Mt. Vernon, New York on  December 24, 1947 and spent the first twenty years of his life growing up  in Yonkers, New York. In April, 1968 he was drafted into the United States  Army and became an infantry solider. He served with the 9th infantry division in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

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Town of North Salem, Petty Officer Second Class (Machinists Mate) Eugene Kurka

Mr. Kurka was born and raised in Yonkers, New York. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943, serving as a Petty Officer Second Class (Machinists Mate) at Quonset Point, Rhode Island and Banana River Naval Air Station in Florida. At Banana River he worked to repair PBM Mariner and PBY Catalina reconnaissance planes that had sustained damage in combat. He received a commendation from the Navy for his work. After the war, Petty Officer Second Class (Machinists Mate) Kurka returned to Yonkers, where he joined Post 7 of the American Legion.

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