MOUNT KISCO VETERAN INDUCTED INTO SENATOR GREG BALL’S 2ND ANNUAL VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME
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 Santo Asaro from the Village of Mount Kisco.
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.”
Santo Asaro is the Village of Mount Kisco’s honoree for the 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
Santo Asaro was born in Mount Kisco, New York in February 1925. He served in the United States Army, 746th Tank Battalion for 22 months in combat, landing on Utah Beach on D-Day, and earning Battle Stars in the Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, and the Rhineland. He held the rank of Private 1st Class, assigned as a Tank Operator.
During his service, Santo Asaro earned the World War II Victory Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, received a Presidential Citation from President Harry S. Truman, and was inducted into the French Legion of Honor.
Santo Asaro has been a member of the American Legion Post 136 for 66 years, and has served as Post Commander.
For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.