Sergeant Anthony Nacerino served in the U.S. Army and among the numerous medals he received, is a Purple Heart Recipient. During his service in Vietnam, Mr. Nacerino also received the Vietnam Service Medal and the Bronze Star Medal. Sergeant Nacerino is very involved in his community, volunteering with the Patterson Little League and Patterson Recreation Events.
Corporal Edmund Burke entered the U.S. Army in January of 1944, and landed in Normandy in early September and joined the 28th Armored Infantry Battalion in the 7th Armored Division under General Patton. He fought in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany until WWII ended.
Storekeeper 2nd Class Petty Officer Ronald Rose served in both WWII and the Korean War. During WWII, 2nd Class Petty Officer Rose’s LST was torpedoed and sunk in the Sulu Sea, where he was part of a 30 hour sea battle.
Sergeant Andrew Sandor has served in three oversees deployments in the U.S. Marines. The first in the Mediterranean, during the joint US and NATO Operation off the coast of Bosnia, the second, a far east deployment, and the third, a Mediterranean deployment. Sergeant Sandor is the Adjutant for the North Salem American Legion, and has volunteered with many organizations, including the North Salem Cub Scouts, North Salem Little League and John Jay youth football. Sergeant Sandor has two children.
Corporal John Hvisch enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 and joined the ranks of the “Island Hopping Marines,” where he fought the enemy in the Mariana Island battles on Saipan and Tinian. He also fought in the largest amphibious landing in the Pacific, the 82 day-long battle of Okinawa. Corporal Hvisch was awarded several citations, campaign medals and battle stars for his bravery, including three Battle Stars in the Asiatic-Pacific.
Drafted in 1944, Private First Class Daniel Sant served with the 77th Infantry Division with the U.S. Army after WWII in Yokohama and Hokaido, Japan, where he searched villages for weapons and made military maps of the area. Private First Class Sant is the recipient of numerous medals, including the Expert Infantryman award, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. After the service, Private First Class Sant worked for the railroad for 48 years and managed over 2,000 people.
Born in Mola di Bari in the Puglia region of Italy, Sergeant E-5 Giuseppe Tanzi emigrated to the U.S. at the age of fourteen, and was drafted into the military in 1967. Sergeant E-5 Tanzi served in Vietnam and was assigned to Company a 3/60 9th Infantry Division, where he conducted operations throughout the Delta region. He was wounded twice in action and is the recipient of two Purple Heart Medals, two Bronze Star Medals, two air metals, and many other metals and awards.
Staff Sergeant Charles Connors served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950-1954 serving as a 32370F Instructor on the Air Cadet Inspection Team in France and Germany. He also served as a Crash Rescue and Survival Instructor. Staff Sergeant Connors is a Scoutmaster for the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, and a members of the Town of Kent Zoning Board of Appeals. Staff Sergeant Connors served in the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOS), Local 137 and Local 14.
Gunners Mate 3rd Class / U.S. Navy Joseph Turturro enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943, and served on the U.S.S. Sagittarius, shooting down Kamikazes in WWII. The U.S.S. Sagittarius was employed in laying anti-submarine nets in the harbor waters of Tinian, Saipan and Okinawa. On April 18, 1945, within hours of arrival at Hagushi, Turturro came under attack, and the U.S.S. Sagittarius shot down its first Kamikaze.
Yeoman 3rd Class Yvonne Rustico served in the United States Navy from 1944-1945, where she worked in Washington D.C., at the Order of Defense. Yeoman 3rd Class Rustico discharged military officers after World War II, one of them being actor Eddy Albert. Yeoman 3rd Class Rustico was a Girl Scout Leader and is very active in her church community. 3rd Class Rustico is also a mother of five children, grandmother of seventeen children and great-grandmother to eleven children.
Chief Fire Controlman Anderson served in the U.S. Navy from 1940 – 1946. He is a recipient of numerous medals including the NYS Conspicuous Service Cross, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Thearter Medal, the Philippines Liberation Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Medal with two stars, the American Defense Medal with one star and the Victory Medal. Chief Fire Controlman Anderson also served as a VA Hospital Safety Officer.
In January of 2001, Mr. Mattson left his job on Wall Street and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. In 2004 Sergeant Mattson served as Sergeant Guard for Force Protection at the Ornance Compound at Al Asad Airbase in Iraq. Shortly after returning from Iraq, Sergeant Mattson became a member of the Brewster VFW, and is very involved in his community, serving as a Den Leader for the Boy Scouts, Board Member of the Putnam County Land Trust and the Town Historian for Southeast.
Mahopac, N.Y – 10/28/2013 – The Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) honored New York State Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) at their 3rd Annual Fundraising Dinner on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Four Brothers Restaurant in Mahopac.
(Left to right: Senator Greg Ball, Laurence Gibbs, Senator Ball’s Chief of Staff Suzi McDonough and Putnam County Director of Personnel Paul Eldridge)
Brewster, N.Y. – (10/28/2013) – Senator Greg Ball, (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has accepted the nomination of Laurence Gibbs from Putnam Valley into his 3rd Annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
Yorktown Heights, N.Y – 10/27/2013 – State Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined Jason Needle (center) and the McDonough family at Jason’s Army 5K on Saturday at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown Heights.
Mahopac, N.Y – 10/27/2013 –State Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined the Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce, Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt and others to cut the ribbon for Social On 6, a new restaurant in Mahopac.
Brewster, N.Y. – 10/25/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is urging anyone that is currently receiving the Basic School Tax Relief exemption (Basic STAR) to reapply by the end of the year to continue receiving the benefits.
MAHOPAC, N.Y. – For the second year in a row, state Senator Greg Ball has secured a $50,000 grant for the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center, an organization that advocates a safe environment and eliminates violence against women and children.