Video: Pilozzi selected as Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree
United States Army Commissioned Second Lieutenant and City of Tonawanda Mayor Ronald J. Pilozzi has been selected – by State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer – as a New York State Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree for his gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces and service to the community.
Pilozzi served as a Commissioned Second Lietuenant in U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972 after joining ROTC at Canisius College. During that time, he served as an Artillery Officer with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam and then as an Executive Officer of the 81st Artillery in West Germany.
He received numerous awards for distinguished service, including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star with “V” Device, Vietnam Campaign Metal with “V” Device, Air Metal, National Defense Service Metal and Vietnam Service Metal awards.
For over a decade, Pilozzi served as the President of the Town of Tonawanda Development Corporation, helping to establish a Childcare Consortium and working with the Department of Environmental Conservation to demolish and remediate the Spaulding Fibre site. Prior to being elected as mayor of the city of Tonawanda in 2006, he served four consecutive terms as 3rd Ward Councilmember. As Mayor, Pilozzi worked with Rick Lewis and other veterans to establish All Heroes’ Memorial in the city of Tonawanda.