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    (Photo Credit: Brian Avery Photography)

    Brewster, N.Y. – (3/2/13) – Over two dozen veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I - Patterson) 2nd Annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame Ceremony. Among them, was Baptist Joseph Bianco from the Town of Dover.

    The Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created by Senator Ball, and designed to honor outstanding veterans throughout the 40th Senate District. Each veteran that was honored will also be individually featured on a traveling wall that will tour local municipalities throughout the 40th district.

    “I am excited to induct this 2nd class of heroes into our Veterans’ Hall of Fame! These men and women have been hand-picked by their communities because they chose a path of courage, honor, integrity and bravery; a path that helped shape America as we know it, protecting our way of life and liberty,” said Senator Greg Ball. “America is not a great country because of its politicians, it’s a great country because of our veterans.”

    Baptist Joseph Bianco is the American Legion Post 1949 honoree for the 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

    Baptist Bianco was born in Torrington, Connecticut in July 1918. He served in the United States Army Air Force from February 5, 1941 to October 25, 1945, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant and served as Chief Clerk of the Ordnance Company. He was among the first contingent of men from White Plains, New York, to be sent into combat.

    Baptist Bianco has served as Commander of American Legion Post 1949. He has worked many jobs throughout his life, including positions as a White Plains Police Officer, Senior Custodian of the Harrison School District, mail delivery for the Dover School District, and he oversaw the Town of Dover’s Recycling Program for 10 years.

    On November 8, 2012, Baptist Bianco and his wife celebrated 70 years of marriage.


    For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.