Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today presented the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross to Robert Roarke, an Army veteran from Massapequa. Mr. Roarke earned the medal for his service during the Vietnam War.
"Mr. Roarke served our country with bravery and disinction during the Vietnam War, and it was a pleasure to meet him, present him with this medal, and thank him for his service to our country," said Senator Fuschillo.
The Conspicuous Service Cross is offered by New York State to acknowledge recipients of various military honors, including the Meritorious Service Medal, or those who were prisoners of war, at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, directly participated in the D-day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, or have been declared MIA or killed in Action by the Department of Defense.
Mr. Roarke served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of Specialist 4. During his service, Mr. Roarke earned the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal with a "V" device and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 bronze service stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Marksman Badge.
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