YORKTOWN VETERAN INDUCTED INTO SENATOR GREG BALL’S 2ND ANNUAL VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME
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 Robert Perry from the Town of Yorktown.
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.”
Robert Perry is the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8328 and the Town of Yorktown’s honoree for the 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
Robert Perry was born in Vermont in September of 1923 and passed on May 29, 2009. He served in the United States Army, 7th Cavalry for two years and 10 months, achieving the rank of Technician 5th Grade.
During his service, Robert Perry earned the Silver Star, the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, the Philippines Liberation Ribbon, and the Good Conduct Medal. Robert Perry was a member of the Yorktown American Legion, the Yorktown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8328, the Yorktown Elks, and was a member of the Yorktown Fire Department for 60 years.
Robert Perry worked for the Town of Yorktown, employed with the Parks Department and the Highway Department.
For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.