Newsletter for the Alumni and Friends of 
Hicksville High School   Hicksville, New York

The Editors:

Buffalo Bob Casale, '61 David J. Rubin, '82 Valerie Pakaluk, '51
Contributing Editors:  Bob Gillette, '61 & Walter Schmidt, '65
Systems Manager: Henry Lichtenstein, '59
Webmaster:  Roger Whitaker
Founding Editors: 
Pat (Koziuk) Driscoll, '56 & Linda (Piccerelli) Hayden, '60

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Hicksville Vietnam War Era Memorial Project Update

July saw the addition of 54 new names, bringing our current total to 1,572 Hicksville Veterans who served our country during the Vietnam War Era! 

Contributions continue to currently come largely from the work of one of our alumni in collaboration with the Hicksville Public Library Historian. With this dedicated effort and the additional contributions of the entire readership of HixNews, we expect the list will continue to grow in the months ahead.
Excellent progress has been made in filling in missing data for the list of names, but, it continues to be important, even if you don't have names to send us, to review the list for missing information or information needing correction. The need for this data is shown in red on the list. Please email me if you can help us fill in the blanks. High school class year has been specifically noted, where we have it, to make this review easier for you to scan the list for people you may know. We again made good progress in filling in the blank information in July, so let's all pitch in to continue this effort!

Once the list is finalized, there will still be much work to do; including fund raising, site selection, final design of the Memorial, approval by local authorities for site use, construction of the Memorial and finally its dedication.
In the meantime, please see the Honoring Our Veterans Section of this issue for the latest project information and the List of Veteran's Names and what you can do to help this list grow, so that no one who deserves to be included is missed.

On behalf of the Project Team,

Joe Carfora, HHS '62

Memory Lane

The United States pulled her troops out of Vietnam in April of 1975. Our involvement in the area began in the fifties and escalated to a full-scale conflict in the sixties. More than 58,000 Americans paid the ultimate sacrifice.

It is hard to believe that 36 years have passed by. The memory has faded probably partly due to a well-known fact that Vietnam was a conflict not having the full support of America's people.

Several former Hicksville alumni are hoping to see a memorial created at a location in Hicksville, possibly at the Junior High School. A huge list is being generated that contains the names of any former students that served in the military during the Vietnam Era.

Please check out the following link to view a listing of former students of Hicksville High and other residents who have submitted their names for inclusion. Click here.

If your name is not on the list, please send a note to  and I will make certain your name is included.

If your military experience included a tour of duty in Vietnam, please include the dates you served in country and also the theater of operation where you saw duty. If you were wounded, please include where and when and write a note about that experience so that others can share.
Please go to Memory Lane to continue...