Hicksville Vietnam War Era Memorial UPDATE
There were no new donations since our August 1, 2018 report.
Current total donations remain at $35,013, with a net total of
$34,138 in our bank account after past IRS filings.
The total number of donors remains at
196. All donors
(individuals, couples and groups) are listed alphabetically at the end
of this update.
While we have surpassed our
funding goal, please know if you have yet to donate, you can still
become part of the Memorial as any additional funds will be used for
donations to Veteran’s Charities and possibly scholarships for worthy
HHS students going on to college. So,
if you have not donated and can spare as little as $10 for this worthy
cause to recognize your fellow alumni who served our Great Country, we
will very much appreciate any amount you can spare.
Remember, all donations are
tax deductible. Just follow
the simple instructions below. Your
generosity will be very much appreciated.
Donation checks should be made out to:
Hicksville Vietnam Era Memorial Project
We began accepting
donations in October, 2014, upon achieving tax-exempt status from the
IRS. $3,400 was raised in
the remaining 3 months of 2014, $6,200 in 2015, $8,300 in 2016 and
$16,488 in 2017. The new
total well surpasses our $25,000 goal and expectations!
We owe this result to all our donors who have helped achieve
it over the past 3+ years!!
John Tranchina, HHS 1964 and a long time
member of our Project Team who was wounded in action while serving in
Vietnam, is now heading up Memorial
He has received firm quotes and the decision has been made to
start by having the stone footers made for each of the three Memorial
stones (center, left and right). Each
footer will be approximately 4 feet long x 6 inches wide x 3 feet deep.
A small portion of the footer depth will be seen above ground.
The center stone will be constructed first and will have the
Memorial’s center plaque at the top, followed by an engraved list of
all those from Hicksville who paid the ultimate price in Vietnam.
The current plan is to dedicate the footers, along with the
completed center stone first, followed by the two remaining stones
later. The last two stones
will contain the full bronze plate listings of all names and data from
the Confirmed List, organized by class year.
Confirmed List of Names is now at 1,930 with one new name added since
our last update on 8/1/18. No
new progress has been made on the missing data for a number of names. We
can still use help from all our readers here!!
a HixNews reader, please help
us by reviewing both lists when you select the “click here” options
near the bottom of this update. To
save you time, just look for names from your class year and other years
you may be familiar with, as a reference and see if you have a new name
or some missing data on existing names to email to us.
Class years, where known, are specifically shown and missing data
is marked in red, to make it easy for you to see what’s needed.
Unconfirmed List was created to specifically insure that we don’t
leave anyone behind from earlier class years (the 1940’s and 50’s)
who served during the Vietnam War Era and deserve recognition.
Please see if you can help us establish if these folks served
during the Vietnam Era (Vietnam Era dates are shown in the “Memorial
Qualifications” section below).
Overall Qualifications for the Memorial were displayed monthly in
this report for a long time and have not changed.
If you are a new reader, or have reviewed the qualifications
before and want to remind yourself of them, please check a January, 2015
or earlier issue of HixNews by
going to the Hixnews archive
section on the website.
Here’s what we need from each person reading this update to do:
click on the following link to review the Confirmed
List of Names: Click
click on the following link to review the UNCONFIRMED
List of Names: Click
you know of someone who is not listed, or if you have information we are
still missing, please email what you have to Joe Carfora at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use the information contained in the Confirmed List as a
guide for the data needed to complete a name’s listing.
Alphabetical List of Current Donors
A heart felt Thank You to all of our
As noted earlier, 196 donors have enabled us to achieve a
donation total of $35,013!! Following
is the list of donors, through July, 2018:
Dr. Helen R.
Tim & Barbara
Ann & Frank
Don & Janice
Frank & Frances
Ivars & Jeannette
Jr., John & Betty
Theresa & Joseph
Anthony J., Jr.
Joan & Joseph
Michael (In Memory)
Patricia & Richard
John & Lois
Ruben & Aramilda
William & Rita
Joe & Sharon Ann
Santo & Jeanne
Denise & Anthony
Gregory & Anne
Dolores & Robert
Robert & Lorraine
Donald & Kathryn
Cheryl (Proffe) & William
Ryan & Karyn
Shawn & Robyn
Walter & Karen
James & Maryann
Patrick & Barbara
Johanna (LoGerfo) & William
Stephen & Nancy
Gary & Karen
Frederick & Barbara
John & Joan
Philip & Valerie
Peter & Martha
Douglas & Mary
Francis & Frances
Joseph & L. Diane
Michael & Elizabeth
Edward & Angela
Thomas & Margaret
Neal & Helen
Charles & Cathie
Marguerite & Thomas
Charles & Charla
Paul Jr. & Alcira
Hook & Ladder Company 1
Class of 1967
Class of 1965 Reunion
High Fundraiser – 4/15/16 (cash donations)
High School Alumni Foundation
Veterans Memorial Committee
Patricia & William
Richard & Patricia
Gene & Jo Ann
Robert & Marianne
Nancy & John
Francis & Kathleen (Day)
Len & Catherine
Robert & Robin
Ethel & George L.
Arthur & Dorothea
Samuel J. (In Memory of brothers Eugene, WWII & Milton, Korea)
Brian (In Memory of brother Palmer)
Mark & Barbara
Stephen (In Memory of brother Thomas)
Robert & Marleen
John & Janet
Ronald M. (In Memory)
Rev. Robert M. & Margaret
Michael & Susan
Ed & Jo Ann
Ellen & Joseph
Sanford & Marta
Thomas & Francis Neri
Ray & Maryanne
Thomas & Wendy
Irene & Lawrence
Glen & Maureen
John & Maureen
Robert & Leslie
Robert J., Jr.
Robert & Victoria
John & Katherine
Kenneth & Rosemary
Christopher & Barbara
Robert & Mary Ellen
Anthony J., Jr.
Anthony J., Jr. (In Memory of brother, Robert)
Ralph & Barbara
Kevin & Kathleen
Vincent & Mary
Maureen & George
Edward & Patricia
Doris & Julie
Elke & Donald
Michael & Sharon
Marcia & Howard
Leona & Cliff
Joseph & Jennifer
Dale & Dee
Fred & Janet
William & Marcia
Linda & Alvin
Stephen & Lenore
Joseph & Janet
Thomas & Margaret
Paul & Denise
Mark & Karen
Robert & Shari
John & Carol
Buren, Carolyn (Fischer)
Harvey & Shirley
Fred & Barbara
Michael & Denise
Realty (Harold Woods)
Luke & Grace