Brewster, N.Y. – 11/11/2014 – The picks are in for Senator Greg Ball’s (Patterson – R, C, I) 4th Annual Veterans Hall of Fame. Cities, towns and villages from throughout the 40th Senate District selected a nominee for the ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, November 20th at the Mahopac Falls Elementary School.

The Veterans Hall of Fame was created by Senator Ball, and designed to honor outstanding veterans throughout the 40th Senate District.

“I created the Veterans Hall of Fame to recognize outstanding men and women who nobly and selflessly served the United States of America. I have had the privilege of meeting and honoring so many wonderful veterans over the past three years and I am excited to introduce the 4th class of veterans – the largest class yet,” said Senator Greg Ball. “These extraordinary veterans devoted their lives to a cause greater than one’s self, nobly dedicating themselves to preserving the safety and freedom of the American people through acts of courage, honor and integrity.”

The 4th Annual Veterans Hall of Fame will be held Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Mahopac Falls Elementary School at 100 Myrtle Avenue, Mahopac, NY 10541 and is open to the public. Registration will begin at 5:00 pm and the ceremony will start at 6:00 pm.

Below is a complete list, with hyperlinks to pictures and biographies, of the 4th class of veterans inducted into the 40th Senate District Veterans Hall of Fame:

Beekman, Master Sergeant Chris D’Angelo

Brewster, Seaman First Class Salvatore Inserra

Brewster, Sergeant Louis Gasparini

Buchanan, Private First Class Philip Perugini

Carmel, Petty Officer-Electrician Mate 3rd Class Edward Gettler

Carmel, Seaman First Class James Dipelesi

Carmel, Third Mate USMM, Ensign USNR Edward Donaher

Carmel, Ship Serviceman 2nd Class Raymond Matthews

Cold Spring, Technical Sergeant Angelo Percacciolo

Cortlandt, Sergeant Rudolph J. Grexa

Croton on Hudson, Machinist Mate First Class Patrick Calcutti

Hawthrone, Pasqualino DiSisto

Kent, Airman First Class John Spagnoli

Kent, Sergeant William Nichols

Lewisboro, Sergeant Waldie Gullen

Mahopac, Major Patricia Caputo

Mt. Kisco, Sergeant E-5 George Griffin, Jr.

Mt. Pleasant, Petty Officer-3rd Class Joseph J. Fimmano

North Salem, Petty Officer Second Class (Machinists Mate) Eugene Kurka

Patterson, Edward Centofante

Patterson, Lead Chief Petty Officer Eric Niles Witoshynsky

Pawling, SP4, E-4 Richard Hunt

Pawling (Village), Karl Pfister Jr.

Pawling (Village), Private Dan Flanigan

Peekskill, Staff Sergeant E-6 Robert Boddie Sr.

Pleasantville, Staff Sergeant E-6 Roger T. Lemcke

Putnam Valley, MM3 Machinist Mate 3rd Class Paul Bell

Putnam Valley, Paul Scheuerman

Somers, Chief Warrant Officer Terence D. Queally, Jr.

Somers, Louis Bonomini

Somers, Senior Master Sergeant Timothy McArdle

Southeast, Captain Maurice R. Greenberg

Yorktown, Senior Master Sergeant Albert Laughlin III

Yorktown, Sergeant 1st Class Jack Rucci

Senator Greg Ball’s Nominee, Tommy Farrell

For more information contact Joe Bachmeier at jbachmei@nysenate.gov


About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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