Remembering Our Vets

Bill is a champion for the Vietnam Vets and works to get them the recognition they deserve.  Bill co-chaired the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee with a Schenectady County Legislator,  Holly Vellano. The committee worked to erect a Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Campus of SUNY Schenectady. The ceremony took place in January of 2022.  It honors 2700 Vietnam veterans who call Schenectady County home.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial at SUNY Schenectady


Bill was also on the committee to erect a Veterans Memorial plaque at Niagara University.  This plaque was put up in June of 2022. Bill’simage4Niagara University Veterans Plaque
graduating class, the class of 1969, had 141 members serve. Sixty-seven of them were commissioned  2nd lieutenants upon graduation.  The 141 members were the highest number of class graduates serving since the class of 1946.  Bill's grandchildren posed for a picture before the plaque, pointing out his name. One of the members of his class, Joe Sheridan, actually wrote a book about the war, "Angel in the Cockpit."  Bill is featured in a chapter in the book,  Honor Thy Brothers: The Fight Against Communism, by Suzanne Dietz.


HandKBill's Grandchildren Pointing to His Name on the Plaque at NU


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