Veterans’ Day Observance
Published: December 6, 2013
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Valley View High School students, faculty and staff observed Veterans’ Day with performances by the school chorus and the school band. The guest speaker was Master Gunnery Sgt. Edward Mallas, U.S.M.C. Afterwards, the Veterans enjoyed a lunch prepared and served by the school’s gourmet food students.
From left, first row: Stephen Grusetti, Army, Korea; Daniel Lucas, Army, World War II (WWII), D-Day veteran, 99 years old; Claudio DePietro, Army, WWII; Nicholas Pezak, Army, Korea; and Joseph Tunis, Army, WWII. Second row: Peter Cordelli, Navy WWII; A. Michalcyk, Navy, WWII; Russ Canevari, Army, Korea, Vietnam and the state Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) commander; and Norman Washick, USAF, Vietnam. Third row: Robert Kasper, Army, Vietnam, VFW Post No. 531 in Honesdale; Mallas, Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan; Steve Jackowitz, USMC, Vietnam; and Americo Vitaletti, Army, WWII, China, Burma and India. Fourth row: Peer Pulhalla, USAF, Vietnam; Manuel Griffin, Army, Vietnam; William Price, USAF, Vietnam and Peter Chapla, USMC, Persian Gulf War, Valley View High School Principal. In back: Ronald Stokel, USAF, Vietnam.