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Family receives long-awaited awards


The family of Mount Kisco native Frank C. Aievoli was presented with the medals and ribbons he earned during the Korean War in a ceremony held Saturday at the Moses Taylor American Legion Post 136 in the village.

Aievoli, a member of the Army’s Fifth Calvary Regiment, was briefly captured by Chinese and North Korean troops near Seoul in the spring of 1951 and fought during the Chinese offensive that year. After the conflict ended, he was stationed in Japan until his discharge in 1954.

Aievoli earned, but never received five Battle Stars, the Silver Service Star, the National Defense  Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal.

After leaving the service, he worked as a service technician for Suburban Propane of Mount Kisco until his retirement in 1995. He died in 1996 at age 64.

Rep. John Hall presented the awards to Aievoli’s wife, Ida, and daughter,  Paula Jean Roze,  during the event, which included a luncheon.

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 24th, 2008 at 1:40 pm by Rich Liebson. |
Category: American Legion, korean war, rep. john hall, Vietnam Veterans of America


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KatieRich Liebson is a "military brat" who grew up on bases in the U.S. and Germany during his father's 23-year career as an Air Force enlisted man. Rich enlisted in the Army in 1976 and until his discharge in 1980 was assigned to the 78th Engineer Battalion in Ettlingen, Germany, as a public information specialist and translator. He's been a reporter at The Journal News and its forerunner, the Reporter Dispatch, for more than 20 years. During that time he's covered a variety of beats and has written frequently about veterans and veterans issues.
HemaHema Easley was born and raised in India, where she worked as a reporter for The Associated Press and United Press International. While in India she wrote about the insurgency in Indian-controlled Kashmir and covered the 1999 India-Pakistan conflict in the mountains of Kashmir. She joined The Journal News in 2002. She has covered municipal government in Westchester and now covers on social services in Rockland as well as military issues.

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