Mt. Kisco, Corporal John Hvisch
Corporal John Hvisch enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 and joined the ranks of the “Island Hopping Marines,” where he fought the enemy in the Mariana Island battles on Saipan and Tinian. He also fought in the largest amphibious landing in the Pacific, the 82 day-long battle of Okinawa. Corporal Hvisch was awarded several citations, campaign medals and battle stars for his bravery, including three Battle Stars in the Asiatic-Pacific. He was married to his loving wife Rosemarie for 41 years and is the proud parent of five children and ten grandchildren.
“Mr. Hvisch is a prime example of the saying, ‘the few, the proud, the Marines’. He has dedicated his life to our County by serving in the United States Marines then after his military service he continued to dedicate himself to serving our community for twenty-two years in the Westchester County Department of Public Safety,” said Senator Greg Ball. “I am very excited to join with Mount Kisco to honor Mr. Hvisch for his years of service to our Country and I greatly look forward to the Hall of Fame ceremony this November.”
“Senator Greg Ball’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame initiative has provided our military veterans with the recognition and honor they deserve for serving this great Country,” said Mount Kisco Mayor, Michael J. Cindrich.