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PHILIPSTOWN DOT INFO: VETERANS’ WALL OF HONOR COMES TO HALDANE FEB. 16
Posted by Greg Ball on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
Honors service to country and community
On Nov. 10, 2011, 27 veterans were inducted into the newly-formed 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was established by State Sen. Greg Ball to honor veterans for service to country and community. Ball has also created a Traveling Veterans’ Wall of Honor, which will travel to district schools and will be on exhibit at Haldane on Thursday, Feb. 16.
The display will be on view in the lobby of the middle school. At 2:25 p.m. on Thursday there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony. School Superintendent Mark Villanti has asked the school’s social studies teachers to spend some time with their classes to discuss this event and its significance.
Local veteran, Retired Sergeant Joe Etta has been named to the list. Others are:
Retired Master Sergeant Joseph Piantino, Amenia
Retired Electrician’s Mate Second Class James Thorne, Bedford
V.A. Roberts, Retired Technical Sergeant, Bedford
Kenneth H. Mallen, Retired Specialist, Beekman
E-4 Arthur L. Hanley, Brewster
Retired Shipfitter Third Class Russ Harrison, Buchanan
Retired Corporal Joseph Tschinkel, Carmel
Retired Sergeant Squad Leader Frank L. Campanaro, Cortlandt
Retired Specialist 4 Eugene Parrotta, Croton
Lance Corporal John Curtin, Dover
Retired Specialist Fifth Class Gilbert W. Tarbox, Kent
Retired Private First Class Robert Williams, Lewisboro
Retired Private First Class Stanley Zatwarnicki, Milan
Retired Captain Flavio Benini, posthumous, Mount Kisco