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Carmel, N.Y. (11/14/11) Twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Among them, was Retired Technical Sergeant Stephen M. Moravick, Sr. of Somers.

Moravick is a member of the Purple Heart Hall of Honor in Vails Gate, New York. A retired Verizon cable maintenance employee, Moravick is a graduate of Somers High School. He served in the United States Army for two years and four months beginning in August 1943, when he was assigned the 329th Infantry, 83rd Thunderbolt Division.

During World War II, Ret. T SGT Moravick served in the European Theatre, earning the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the European Theatre Medal, and the Purple Heart with Cluster.

Ret. T SGT Moravick is the husband of Rose A. DePaoli for fifty-nine years, the father of Stephanie, Stephen Jr., and Suzy, and the grandfather of three.

Created and hosted by Senator Ball, the Veterans’ Hall of Fame was designed to honor outstanding veterans from throughout the 40th Senate District. Each veteran that was honored will be included on a traveling wall that will tour local municipalities throughout the 40th district.

During his opening remarks Senator Ball said, “The veterans who are here today were nominated by their communities, hand-picked 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.”