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    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 Armando "Chick" Galella from the Village of Sleepy Hollow.

    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.”

    Armando "Chick" Galella is the Village of Sleepy Hollow’s honoree for the 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

    Armando "Chick" Galella was born in North Tarrytown, New York in January 1921. He served in the United States Army for five years in the Pacific Theater, and was stationed at Hickam Field with the 443rd Heavy Construction Signal Corps in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. Having survived Pearl Harbor he then went on to Tinian on Saipan. Mr. Galella also participated in the Battle of Okinawa. He reached the rank of Battalion Sergeant Major.

    During his service, Armando "Chick" Galella earned many awards, including the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service.

    Armando "Chick" Galella was a Trustee in the Village of North Tarrytown for 10 years. He was the Fire Commissioner for the Village of North Tarrytown, Chaired the Immaculate Conception Bazaar for 20 years, is a Trustee of the Immaculate Conception Church, and was inducted into the Westchester County Senior Citizen Hall of Fame.


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