Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Thursday, November 11, 2004 is Veteran's Day

Once again I wish to thank all those that served our county during the conflicts of the past.
The point being this is a time of the year when we remember the sacrifices that the young men and woman, of our country make on our behalf.
The solider that walks a lonely post, or a sailor on a ship under way, as he stands watch with the wind and rain in his face.
Or a clerk in the military that has the duty of the day, and vows that this country will not fail because of him.
To all of you in our CBS family that served this country, whether in combat or peacetime duty, the country thanks you, and your reward is the greatest that this country can give to each of you, the title… CITIZEN.

Tony Cucurullo

Pierce Evans (Battle of the Bulge)
Tom Delila, Guadalcanal
Major Jesse Rineer
Colonel Dom Corrado
Capt. Dave Paine, Fighter Pilot WW2
Lt. Jim Rose, Vietnam
Bernie Sweeney, 2nd Cav, Vietnam
Vernon Surphlis, China Burma, WW2
Vincent Bartilucci, Radio Op, B17 Memphis Belle Squadron. Dsc/Air Medal/Bronze Star…. Over 30 missions over Germany
Phil Polanski, WW2 Silver Star
Walter Cronkite, WW2
Andy Rooney, WW2
Neil McCaffery Viet Nam
Al Kozak Navy
Jim McCarthy, WW2, Europe
Al Fabricatore, WW2
Dennis "Patty" McBride, WW 2,Combal Photographer,
John Lincoln, WW2, Combat Photographer
Chico Claudio, WW2, Combat Photographer
Lt. Col. Sig Meyers. WW2, Combat Photographer, Phillipines
George Naeder, Battleship New Jersey, WW2
Capt. Herman Lang, WW 2, Gen. Patton's 3rd Army
Bob Dailey
Ted Perzeszty, Korea
Mike DeIeso, WW2, Philippines
Joe Strano
Gene Pasculli
Frank Marth
Dick Douglas
Capt. Frank Florio, Bombardier, Pacific
John Baranello, WW2
Rich Brender, Viet Nam
Capt. Harry Haigood, WW2
Al Consiglio
Joe Sokota
Vinnie Castrataro, Korea, WW2
Tony Cucurullo, WW2, Korea, UDT/Seals Assn.
Bill Naeder, 2nd.Inf. Div., Korea (14 months)
Marty Solomon
Harry Charles, WW2
Cal Marotta, Marines, WW2, Bikini, Guam
Sid Kaufman,1942-1946 U.S Signal Corps -42nd Rainbow Infantry Divison.
Larry Quinlan ,1 Marines Corp -S Solomons, & New Georgia, 3MACorp
Lou Mascek, WW2, USAF -Bougainville (deceased)
George Magee, USN WW2, -- Korea (deceased)
Jack Katz, WW 2, AAF, Tech.Sgt., Air Medal, 45 missions over Europe.
Anthony H Cipolla, WW2
Dan Parmelee, M/Sgt, WW2, Grp. Com. Chief, 366th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force.
Colonel William S. Paley, WW2, Office of Strategic Services
George Smith, WW2,
Bob Thomas, Telecine, Viet Nam (Agent Orange deceased)
Angelo 'Chic' Gulino, WW2, Marines- Pacific
Jim McQuiston, Navy, WW2 (deceased)
Lt. Elliot Gordon
Sgt. Bob Keeshan, (Capt. Kangaroo) Marines WW 2, Iwo Jima, Navy Cross
Sgt. Mike Kaufman, (Video Tape) Air Force, Korea, 1952
Paul Buda, WW2 (deceased)
Scott Eithier, Marines
Art Korff, Lt. Col, Air Force (still active…Langley, VA.)
Major Milt Greenwald
Sy Steiger, OSS, WW2
Bob Dailey, Combat Photographer 163rd Sig Photo Co., WW2
Royce Fish, WWII
James Herschel, U.S. Army, post Korea


When day is done, and the sun sets, at Arlington, the muted strains of the trumpeters wail still lingers as a cry in the hearts of the living.
Sweet repose is the blanket for all the souls of the citizenry that are in an eternal sleep beneath this hallowed ground.
The uniformity of religion stands silently and resolutely.
Yet, in the sepulcher, the remains of a cannon's shot does not mirror this quiet and serene composition.
It is left for the living to attain surcease from this anguish. For the soul is now in the embrace of deity's promise.
Incessantly do we implore that the soul be cleansed of all sinful exigencies. Does not the extreme sacrifice that was endured, act as a right of passage to the divine state?
If the soul does succeed to Nirvana, then, by divine generosity, it rewards the prayer with the calmness of the heart.
The mind must then dissolve all thoughts of the battle and replenish the heart with the love of GOD and the sanctity where love resides.
And yet, when sunset is complete, there is but one more note to be heard from the trumpets moan, ..."Day is done"
Tony Cucurullo