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Six Vietnam Vets from Rye City Honored

On Wednesday, Westchester will honor military vets that served in the Vietnam War 50 years ago. 

We asked who from Rye City is being honored. Here is the list of our neighbors you can thank for their service (feel free to leave a comment below):

John Yusi, Jr. (Army)
Ronald Prata (Air Force)
Arcadio Ocasio Sr. (Marines)
John Moroney (Army)
Robert Glew (Army)
James Dianni (Army)

If you know of other Rye residents who should be on this list, they should register with the county.

Here are the details:

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(PHOTO: Veterans at Rye City's Veteran's Day ceremonies at City Hall IN 2015. Credit for all photos: Lester Millman)

WESTCHESTER HONORS THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE VIETNAM WAR
WITH A 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION CEREMONY
Vietnam Veterans From Westchester To Receive Commemorative Medals

WHEN: Wednesday, October 5th from 4:30PM – 7PM

WHAT: County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites Westchester’s Vietnam Veterans and the public to attend the county’s Commemoration Ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Vietnam Veterans from Westchester will receive a medal in honor of their service.

WHO: Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino
Ron Tocci, Director, Westchester County Veterans Service Agency
John Rowan, National President, Vietnam Veterans of America
Major General James T. Jackson, Director, The United States of America Vietnam War
Commemoration

WHERE: Kensico Dam Plaza
1 Bronx River Parkway
Valhalla, NY

PROGRAM
Music From The Vietnam Period
Master Sergeants Mary Kay Messenger and Brian Broelmann
U.S. Military Academy Band

Welcome
Ron Tocci, Veterans Service Agency Director

Presentation of the Colors
The Bronxville Army Recruiting Company
Pipes and Drums of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester

Pledge of Allegiance
Charlotte Trotter, Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army

National Anthem
Kiera Higham
Granddaughter of Vietnam Veteran Michael Harrington, SPT 4

Flyover
101st Rescue Squadron, Air National Guard

Prayer
Father Chris Monturo, Pastor of Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Harrison, New York

Remarks
Robert P. Astorino
Westchester County Executive

John Rowan
National President, Vietnam Veterans of America

Guest Speaker
Major General James T. Jackson
Director, The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration

Presentation of First Medals
Awarded Posthumously Robert Charles Murray, Congressional Medal of Honor, 1970
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, 23rd Infantry Division, Company B, 4th Battalion

Awarded Posthumously to John Lance Geoghegan, Silver and Bronze Star, 1965
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry

Rifle Salute
VFW Post 2285

Taps
Robert Fries, Bugles Across America
U.S. Marine Corps, May 1953 – May 1956

Gold Bless America
Master Sergeants Mary Kay Messenger and Brian Broelmann
U.S. Military Academy Band

Westchester County Vietnam Service Medals

Medley Salute to the Armed Forces

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