A Distinct Honor
On Monday, May 24, I had the distinct honor of awarding a Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device to Mr. Frank T. Calabrese, a Vietnam veteran. Mr. Calabrese was awarded the Bronze Star for his valorous action in October, 1970 while serving as a Specialist Fourth Class with Company A, 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry. As a Medic in support of combat operations in Vietnam, Mr. Calabrese distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty exposing himself to intense enemy fire to treat three severely wounded Service Members. As a result of his actions, all three Service Members were safely evacuated from the battlefield, ensuring their survival.
It was a pleasure and an honor to pin the Bronze Star on Mr. Calabrese with his family and other members of the Lehigh Valley Veterans community in attendance. It is also a reminder to recognize and thank those men and women who have served and continue to serve our country as we observe Memorial Day in the coming week, and pay special tribute to those Americans who have given their lives in military service.