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 DefenseÂ 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,Â Paula Jean Roze,Â during the event, which included a luncheon.