Hicksville Vietnam War Era Memorial UPDATE – 4/1/19

Fund Raising: Two donations in March, one new and one from a repeat donor, added $150 to our total, which is now $35,333, with a net total of $34,458 in our bank account after past IRS filings. 

The total number of donors is now 199.  All donors (individuals, couples and groups) are listed alphabetically at the end of this update.

Please know if you have yet to donate, you can still become part of the Memorial if you 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

And should be mailed to:

Hicksville Vietnam Era Memorial Project
c/o William Walden
245 West 9th Street
Deer Park, NY 11729

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, $16,488 in 2017 and $675 in 2018.  The new total well surpasses our original $25,000 goal and expectations!  We owe this result to all our donors who have helped achieve it over the past 4+ years!!

We are finally moving towards actual construction of the Memorial, now that spring is here and the weather is starting to warm!!  John Tranchina, HHS 1964, who is heading up the construction phase for us will do a walk through at the Memorial site with Bill Walden and school officials on 3/29 to make sure everyone is on the same page before construction actually starts.  We are still hoping to pour the Memorial’s concrete footers during the week of April 22nd, when the Hicksville School District is on spring break.   A small portion of the footer depth will be seen above ground.  After the footers are in, 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 were killed in action during the Vietnam War.  We are still planning to dedicate the footers, along with the completed center stone first, likely late this spring,   The last two stones will contain the full bronze plate listings of all names and data from the Confirmed List, organized by class year.  There will be an official dedication ceremony, hopefully in late September, or early October.

To save on the cost of engraving, the full names (last, first and middle initial) of all who served will be engraved, but the data next to each name has been abbreviated.  For example, if a veteran’s active duty service was in Vietnam, we are using RVN as the Republic of (south) Vietnam was then known.  If the veteran served in Japan, we are using JPN, Germany, GER, Continental USA (CONUS) will be shown as US and so on.  All names will be listed alphabetically by graduating class year.  Please see the link below, which will enable you to view the the listings as they will appear on the completed Memorial.

We received some help in filling in missing data for the Confirmed List in March, but progress here remains very slow.  This may likely be your last chance to send in missing data, as once we start engraving the nameplates, it will be too late!  We hope you can help us on this during April!

Please review any of the links below to see if you can help us with still missing data.  The abbreviated list, organized now by graduating class year, is now the quickest way for you to find the names of classmates you may know. please help us by reviewing both lists when you select the “click here” options near the bottom of this update.  

Here’s how you can still help us:

Please click on this new link to review the Confirmed List, organized alphabetically by graduating class year:  Click here

Please click on the following link to review the original Confirmed List of Names, organized alphabetically from A to Z:  Click here

Finally, please click on the following link to review the UNCONFIRMED List of Names:  Click here

  If 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 jcar4a@aol.com.    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 donors!!  As noted earlier, 199 donors have enabled us to achieve a donation total of $35,333!!  Following is the list of donors, through March, 2019:

Ackerman, Dr. Helen R.

Andersen, Chris

Anglim, Tim & Barbara

Annucci, Dianne C.

Arroyo, Ann & Frank

Babenzien, Suzon (Cohen)

Backman, Stephan

Bedell, Don & Janice

Beltrani, Frank & Frances

Bemberis, Ivars & Jeannette

Bergholtz, Janet

Berlenbach, Jr., John & Betty

Bernett Family

Best, Theresa & Joseph

Bocchiere, Anthony J., Jr.

Boris, Joan & Joseph

Brigandi, Arleen

Brophy, Donald R.

Brophy, Michael (In Memory)

Budinich, Patricia & Richard

Burke, John & Lois

Calandrillo, Anthony

Callejas, Ruben & Aramilda

Canham, William & Rita

Carey, Daniel, Jr.

Carfora, Joe & Sharon Ann

Carfora, Santo & Jeanne

Casale, Robert

Castagna, Denise & Anthony

Catanzariti, Gregory & Anne

Chiappone, Dolores & Robert

Cheeseman, Robert & Lorraine

Christianson, Donald & Kathryn

Cohen, Dr. Howard

Colasuonno, Steven

Connelly, Linda

Convery, Harold

Corley, Karen

Cowell, Paul

Cuoco, Gail

Cullen, Michael

Davis, Cheryl (Proffe) & William

Degnan, Ryan & Karyn

Degnan, Shawn & Robyn

Degnan, Walter & Karen

Dethlefsen, Barbara (Bieniewicz)

Dolan, James & Maryann

Dunne, Patrick & Barbara

Dyckman, Johanna (LoGerfo) & William

Faraone, Ed

Feinsilver, Rhona Appelman

Fernbach, Stephen & Nancy

Fippinger, Gary & Karen

Fischer, Frederick & Barbara

Fishman, Sheila

Foster, Pete

Fox, John & Joan

Fulco, Philip & Valerie

Fuchs, Michael

Furgiuele, Peter & Martha

Galke, Douglas & Mary

Gallo, Francis & Frances

Gavin, Thomas

Germain, Joseph & L. Diane

Germain, Michael & Elizabeth

Giaccaglia, Susan

Giannelli, Edward & Angela

Gill, Thomas & Margaret

Gordon, Eve

Gowrie, Karen

Happel, Neal & Helen

Healey, Laura Marie

Hearon, Charles & Cathie

Hearon, Philip

Hemger, Marguerite & Thomas

Henningsen, Charles & Charla

Herfel, Paul Jr. & Alcira

HFD Hook & Ladder Company 1

HHS Class of 1967

Hicksville Class of 1965 Reunion

Hicksville Fire Department

Hicksville High Fundraiser – 4/15/16 (cash donations)

Hicksville High School Alumni Foundation

Hicksville Veterans Association/VFW

Hicksville Veterans Memorial Committee

Hilton, Patricia & William

Hoffer, Richard & Patricia

Huber, Gene & Jo Ann

Imbrie, Carolyn

Ingino, Joe

Jaworski, Brad

Jones, Robert & Marianne

Katz, Carol

Kaye, Nancy & John

Kennedy, Joe & Mary

Koziuk, Francis & Kathleen (Day)

Krummenacker, Michael

LaFeir, Len & Catherine

Lake, Robert & Robin

Lehmann, Ethel & George L.

Lembke, Arthur & Dorothea

Levitin, Patricia

Levitt, Samuel J. (In Memory of brothers Eugene, WWII & Milton, Korea)

Libert, Elaine M

Lichtenstein, Henry.

Listort, Dennis

Lynn, Sidney

Maas, Brian

Maas, Brian (In Memory of brother Palmer)

Madden, Mark & Barbara

Manelski, Stephen (In Memory of brother Thomas)

Maniec, John

Masciello, Michael

Masone, Robert & Marleen

McCallion, John & Janet

McCormack, Ronald M. (In Memory)

McIsaac, Rev. Robert M. & Margaret

Melody, Michael & Susan

Menghi, Ed & Jo Ann

Milich, Ellen & Joseph

Moos, Sanford & Marta

Morton, Thomas & Francis Neri

Mucchiari, Jean

Muller, Ray & Maryanne

Mullin, Thomas & Wendy

Neely, Judith

Oehler, Robert A.

Olivari, Irene & Lawrence

Olsen, Glen & Maureen

Osborne, Edward A.

Osborne, Richard

O’Shaughnessy, Ellen H.

Ostroski, John & Maureen

Otten, Robert & Leslie

Peluso, Robert J., Jr.

Pfaender, Richard & Lorraine

Pietras, Robert & Victoria

Pizzariella, John & Katherine

Pizzo, Lorraine

Platt, Joe

Pohl, Kenneth & Rosemary

Polanski, Christopher & Barbara

Polit, Robert & Mary Ellen

Plonski, Anthony J., Jr.

Plonski, Anthony J., Jr. (In Memory of brother, Robert)

Probst, Carl

Proia, Mildred

Przybyszewski, Ralph & Barbara

Pugarelli, Frederick

Quinn, Kevin & Kathleen

Recine, Vincent & Mary

Reid, Maureen & George

Rigdon, Alice

Rivoire, Edward & Patricia

Rizzo, Joyce E.

Rocek, Ron

Rossi, Denis

Roth, Doris & Julie

Rothschild, Paula

Rowan, Elke & Donald

Rozos, John

Rozos, Michael & Sharon

Rycar, Judith

Sacks, Darlene

Sandler, Marcia & Howard

Schilling, Leona & Cliff

Schlosser, Joseph & Jennifer

Schrimpe, Donna

Schultz, Dale & Dee

Schwamb, Fred & Janet

Schwartz, Fred

Sheil, Linda

Sherburne, William & Marcia

Silbert, Linda & Alvin

Siracusa, Lou

Smith, Stephen & Lenore

Starpoli, Joseph & Janet

Steedman, Thomas & Margaret

Stevens, Paul & Denise

Strafer, Kenneth J.

Thomas, Mark & Karen

Thurer, Robert & Shari

Tranchina, John & Carol

Traub, Richard

Uusitalo, Leonard W.

Van Buren, Carolyn (Fischer)

Vines, Kathryn

Volpe-Browne, Dorothea

Walden, William

Wallace, Terence K.

Warshawsky, Peter W.

Weber, Walter

Weiss, Harvey & Shirley

Williams, Robert

Wink, George W.

Winkel, Fred & Barbara

Winkel, Martin

Woodcheke, Michael & Denise

Woods Realty (Harold Woods)

Zabbia, Luke & Grace

Zeier, Ronald

Thank you!!