Jerry is a Retired Army Staff Sargent. He served for 14 years active, then went in the Reserves for awhile and the NYS National Guard. He has a total of 29 years in. While in the Army he was a Combat Medic. He served with with N Co. 75th Airborne Rangers, 173rd. Airborne (Sep.), B Med. 173rd. in Vietnam, 11th Armored Cavalry, 508th Airborne, and 82nd ABN.
Jerry was awarded the Bronze Star w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation, Army Commendation Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct w/5 Knots, National Defense w/1 Star, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Silver Star & 2 Bronze Stars, NCO Professional Development Ribbon w/#3, Basic Training Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon w/#5, Vietnam Campaign w/60’s Device, New York State Conspicuous Service Cross w/Silver Device,Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm, Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal 1st Class, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Medics Badge, Parachutist Badge and Army Recruiter’s Badge w/3 Gold stars.
Jerry is a Life Member of the 75th Ranger Regiment Association, Life Member of the VFW.
Bev is a Life Member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Past President of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She is also a Partner in the 8 & 40 which raises funds for children with lung diseases.