Yugoslavian World War Two Veteran Inducted Into Veteran’s Hall of Fame

Greg Ball

November 21, 2011


Carmel, N.Y. (11/14/11) Twenty-seven veterans throughout the Hudson Valley were honored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) at the Veterans’ Hall of Fame ceremony on Thursday.

The Veteran’s Hall of Fame was created by Senator Ball, and 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.

Retired Corporal Josef Tschinkel from the Town of Carmel’s is the town’s inductee for the Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Born on March 19, 1922 in Yugoslavia Tschinkel joined the United States Army on March 16th, 1944, and served for more than two years in the 357th Regiment, L Company. For his service during World War II, Ret. CPL Tschinkel earned the World War II Victory Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He has also been recognized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #5491, with the Buddy Poppy Award.

Ret. CPL Tschinkel is co-owner of a construction company, a member of the AARP, the Town of Carmel Senior Citizen Drop In Program, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mahopac, New York.

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.”