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Veterans Day Observance Held on Iona College Campus


New Rochelle, NY (November 10, 2014) Iona College commemorated Veterans Day at noon today on the Campus Quad. Students, faculty and staff gathered to honor Iona veterans who made the supreme sacrifice for peace in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. The veterans were remembered in prayer with a wreath-laying ceremony and reading of their names.

              In Remembrance of Iona Veterans - WWII and Korea
1st Lt. William R. Navins           1944 Europe
Pfc. Ralph Alfonso 1948 Europe
Ensign Robert D. Hunt              1942 Pacific
Sgt. Joseph F. Gilligan               1946 Europe
2nd Lt. John Spingler                  1944 Europe
Pfc. Arthur T. Maloney              1946 Europe
Cadet John J. McGuire              1946 United States
Cpl. Joseph E. O’Connell           1943 Pacific
Pfc. Charles T. Walsh                1945 Europe
2nd Lt. Francis Cosnahan         1949 Korea
Pfc. Junius Agnelli                     1951 Korea
Pfc. Thomas J. Dunne                1951 Korea
                  In Remembrance of Iona Veterans - Vietnam
Pfc. Walter L. Hammerschlag    1966 Quang Nam Province
Pfc. Wayne Johanson 1967 Binh Duong Province
Sp. Thomas E. Grix                     1967 Hau Nghia Province
Pfc. Charles J. Garrity, Jr 1967 Quang Nam Province
Pfc. William Wagner                  1968 Kien Hoa Province
Pfc. Dennis Russo                      1968 Phuoc Long Province
Pfc. Joseph B. Smith, Jr.           1968 Quang Nam Province
1st Lt. Francis L. Pearson           1969 Tay Ninh Province
LCpl. Stephen V. Parker             1969 Quang Ngai Province
Pfc. Anthony J. O’Neill              1969 Kontum Province
Pfc. W. Tim Dorsey                    1970 Long An Province
1st Lt. Daniel J. De Socio           1970 Binh Thuan Province