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Frank C. "Fritz" Pesesky

Frank C. “Fritz” Pesesky, a World War II Navy veteran, served in the Pacific theater as a flag signalman aboard LCI(L)-1076 [Landing Craft Infantry (Large)] during the invasions of New Guinea, Borneo, Moratai, Yap, Leyte, Luzon and other Philippine Islands.After graduating from Thomas A. Edison High School, where he was an excellent athlete and President of his senior class, Mr. Pesesky enlisted in the Navy on September 24, 1943. He rose to the rank of Signalman Second Class and was honorably discharged in April 1946.

May 28, 2010
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Robert Laskaris

Robert Laskaris (Retired Sergeant First Class, United States Army) is a highly decorated combat veteran whose service spanned more than 20 years and encompassed the wars in Korea and Vietnam prior to his retirement from the Army in 1972.

May 28, 2010
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William K. Kastner

William K. Kastner distinguished himself while serving in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1980 — service that included a combat tour of duty in Vietnam where he was seriously wounded while serving as an intelligence observer on an 0-2B aircraft.

May 28, 2010
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