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***November 10th at 6 p.m.***


Brewster, N.Y. – (11/03/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is gearing for the Inaugural 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame ceremony, which is set to take place one week from today. Created and hosted by Senator Ball, the Veterans’ Hall of Fame was designed to honor outstanding veterans from throughout the 40th Senate District. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district has been asked to nominate a veteran to be honored at the event, which culminates with a district-wide Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on November 10, 2011.

Below is a list of nominees from communities throughout the district. Veterans, their families and community representatives will be on-hand for this momentous occasion. The public is also welcomed and encouraged to attend.

  • Amenia, Retired Master Sergeant Joseph Piantino
  • Bedford, Retired Electrician’s Mate Second Class James Thorne
  • Beekman, Retired Technical Sergeant Kenneth H. Mallen
  • Brewster, Retired Specialist E-4 Arthur L. Hanley
  • Buchanan, Retired Shipfitter Third Class Russ Harrison
  • Carmel, Retired Corporal Joseph Tschinkel
  • Philipstown and Cold Springs, Retired Sergeant Joseph Etta
  • Cortlandt, Retired Sergeant Squad Leader Frank L. Campanaro
  • Dover, Lance Corporal John Curtin
  • Kent, Specialist Fifth Class Gilbert W. Tarbox
  • Lewisboro, Retired Private First Class Robert Williams
  • Milan, Retired Private First Class Stanley Zatwarnicki
  • Mount Kisco, Retired First Lieutenant Flavio Benini, posthumously
  • North Salem, Retired Corporal Herbert F. Geller
  • North East, Retired Corpsman Herbert D. Day, Jr.
  • Patterson, Retired Sergeant Joseph J. Morrissey
  • Pawling (Town), Retired E-4 Firefighter Gerard Christiansen
  • Pawling (Village), Retired Sergeant John Claudet
  • Peekskill, Retired Specialist 4 Duke A. Searles
  • Pine Plains, Retired Sergeant Allan Blackmar
  • Pound Ridge, Captain Eric A Jones, posthumously
  • Putnam Valley, Retired Technical Sergeant Robert J. Ulrich, Sr.
  • Somers, Retired Technical Sergeant Stephen M. Moravick, Sr.
  • Southeast, Retired Captain James Ryan
  • Yorktown, Retired Sergeant John T. McQuillan
  • Croton, Retired Specialist 4 Eugene Parrotta
  • Senator Ball Nominee, Retired Staff Sergeant Bert Gonci

Who:        Senator Greg Ball
Veteran Nominees from 40th Senate District

What:     40th District Veterans Hall of Fame

When:    November 10th at 6 p.m.

Where:    Putnam County Emergency Services Building
112 Old Route 6, Carmel, N.Y.

For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Ali Skinner: (845) 200-9716.