At just 17 years old in October of 1960, Sergeant Luis Lorenzo enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. On November 23, 1960, Sergeant Lorenzo was sent to Parris Island, S.C. for 12 weeks of basic training and moved on to 2nd Marine Division Camp in Lejeune, North Carolina for advanced Infantry training.After completing his training, Sergeant Lorenzo was sent to Sea School Ship Indoctrination in Portsmouth, VA, where he was trained in various types of weapons and hand to hand combat. After this indoctrination, he reported aboard the carrier USS Randolph CVA 15 Norfolk, VA and was assigned to the Marine Detachment at its Naval Base.
Julissa Juarbe has compiled several noteworthy accomplishments that make her more than worthy to be honored as a Woman of Distinction.
A native of Puerto Rico, Ms. Juarbe was one of three children born to Rafaela and Rafael Romero. She moved to the United States with her parents at the age of eight. Upon arrival, she and her family became a part of the fabric of the community of Boro Park in Brooklyn, where she began her elementary studies in the New York City Public School system.
At an early age, Ms. Juarbe understood the importance of community and public service. While in high school, Ms. Juarbe was an active volunteer; she worked with seniors as a recreational coordinator, which ignited her passion for community work.
Leroy Richard Archible, born in Memphis, Tennessee in July, 1931, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1950. He served in Korea from 1951-1953 and was discharged in 1960 as a Sergeant. His awards include the Korea Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, a Korean President Unit Citation, a United Nations Service Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars.
Roselyn A. Johnson has been an employee of the Bronx Supreme Court for the past 16 years, serving as confidential secretary to three administrative judges. Recently, she was elevated to administrative aide and feels great fulfillment in her current position. Prior to her employment in the court system, Ms. Johnson was employed by the New York City Board of Education in Community School District Twelve for 23 years as an executive secretary to the Community Superintendent of Schools.
Beverly Roberts is President of the NAACP Parkchester Branch and a Gold Life member of the NAACP. Ms. Roberts has a long and impressive career in which she held the position of 1st Vice President, Chair of the Civic Engagement Committee, Chair of Women in the NAACP, as well as consultant to Special Projects.