Hawley honored four area veterans on Memorial Day
From reader Georgia Voss:
My husband and I were honored to have a visit Sunday with a Korean Veteran who was to be honored with 6 others on Memorial Day by Steve Hawley. I saw no mention of this in the Daily News and am curious if you folks have knowledge of the event and other participants.
So we contacted Assemblyman Hawley's office, which provided the following information on honors handed out Monday:
- Thomas E. Hayes Specialist Four, AUS, of the US Army, received the New York Medal of Merit. Hayes served in Vietnam and his military service covered 1969 to 1971. He is a Silver Star winner.
- John E. Corrado was awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross. Corrado served in Vietnam and was in the Army from 1968 to 1970.
- Ettore Ianni also received the Conspicuous Service Cross. Ianni served in Korea and was in the Army from 1951 to 1970.
- Keith A. Weinert also received the Conspicuous Service Cross. Weinert is a Vietnam veteran and served in the Army from 1967 to 1970.
The Conspicuous Service Cross was created by the New York Legislature in the 1920s. It is the highest award New York can bestow in its veterans. Recipients must have distinguished themselves by performing particularly brave and heroic acts which earned them individual citations while serving in the armed forces.