Welcome to the Tri-County Council Vietnam Era (TCCVEV) site.



Thank you to the many ticket sellers, purchasers, workers, donors, attendees ....and the list goes on and on.



And the BIG WINNERS are:

Mike Vennard takes the HARLEY…

$1,000       Peter Nardolillo

$500          Robert Bryant

Congratulations to our winners and a MAJOR THANK YOU to all our supporters. We couldn’t do it without you. Hope to see everyone next year, be healthy & stay safe... Bob K


"China Beach...and we don't have to go back to Vietnam to celebrate there!!!"


                    Here is our Harley that will be raffled off this year...           its a lot of high quality machine...what a beauty and tickets aree only $10 each, but we are selling out.

To WIN this... have to have purchased the lucky one of these

      ...and here's this year's shirts



We have a limited supply of shirts.

Sizes   M, L, XL $15.00 each               Sizes 2X, 3X, 4X $17.50 each

Want a shirt or a few ?

For shirts call AL (518) 466-8771 or Jack (518) 235-4254 or Bob (518) 573-1497 and one of us will get them to you.


Where can we get Harley Tickets?

Albany Area

Call AL (518) 466-8771 or Jack (518) 235-4254 or Bob (518) 573-1497 and we'll get them to you...or visit one of our supporters:

East Berne, NY 

 Helderberg True Value                                                                          865 Helderberg Trail (Rt 443)                                                          East Berne, NY 12059


East Greenbush, NY 

  Smokin Joe's bbq,(formerly Mothers)                                                10 Troy Rd.                                                                                 East Greenbush, NY 12144

Fort Ann, NY 

 McDermott’s Harley Davidson                                                  4294 U.S. 4                                                                                       Fort Ann, NY 12827                                               

Not in the area, Call Bob at (518) 573-1497 or send me a message and we'll get them to you.

Thank you for your support...TCCVEV


 Special thanks to the Albany County Veterans Service Bureau for their support

Charles Burkes, Director                                                                                                                                                                                           112 State St., 9th Floor                                                                                          Albany, NY 12207

Albany County Honor-A-Veteran Program Commemorates:


July 1, 2013                                                                                                                                     Joseph Dean

Dean, Joseph P. WESTERLO Joseph P. Dean, 89, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012. Joe was born in Ravena, son of the late Peter and Antoinette Dean. He was a Marine Corps veteran serving during World War II. Joe retired in 1982 as a detective captain from the Albany Police Department. After retirement, he served as judge for the Town of Westerlo. He was a life member of the Ravena VFW, a member of the Albany Elks Lodge 49, the Marine Corps League and the Tri-County Council of Vietnam Veterans. Joe was predeceased by his wife, Helen A. Dean. Survivors include his children, Peter Dean, Charlene Robbins and Alan, Lawrence and James Dean; grandchildren, Joseph Robbins, Deborah Speckhard, David Dean, Amanda Wilson, Sarah Dean, Julie Dean, James Dean Jr. and Isabelle Dean; great-grandchildren, Marissa Robbins, Rachael Speckhard, Jillian Wilson, Ryan Speckhard and Rhys Wilson and his sister, Connie Abbadessa. Joseph was predeceased by his brother, Frank; sisters, Theresa and Frances; granddaughter, Sarah A. Robbins and grandson, Staff Sgt. Thomas D. Robbins. Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at St. Patrick's Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions, in memory of Joe, may be made to Tri-County Council of Vietnam Veterans, P.O. Box 11100, Albany, NY 12211, or the Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 5084, Albany, NY 12205.

References for May June and July are in progress

April 8, 2013

Hugh L. Carey, US Army

1919 - 2011

The Honor-A-Veteran Committee commemorated the life of Hugh L. Carey at a ceremony held April 8, 2013. Video highlights of the ceremony are available here.

Hugh L. Carey was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was an officer in the U.S. Army during World War II which included being present at the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Nordhausen, Germany. He received the Bronze Star, Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, and Combat Infantry Award.

Hugh was a beloved husband to Helen Owen Twohy and together they had fourteen children.

After serving his country, Hugh served for 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives before being elected Governor of New York in 1974. He inherited a state mired in deep economic trouble, as the financial crisis afflicting New York City threatened to consume the entire state. Through his perseverance and willingness to take difficult positions, he saved New York City from bankruptcy, while balancing the state budget and lowering the tax burden on New Yorkers.

The Honor-A-Veteran ceremony is held the first Monday of every month to honor a deceased veteran of the community.

March 4, 2013

John L. Dittmer, US Marines Corps

1928 - 2010

The Honor-A-Veteran Committee commemorated the life of John L. Dittmer at a ceremony held March 4, 2013 at the Zaloga Post in Albany. A video is available here.

John L. Dittmer was born in Albany, New York on July 21, 1928. He enlisted in the US Marines Corps in September 1945 and served with the 3rd Marine Amphibious Corps and the 1st Marine Division located in China until September 1949. John was awarded the China War Memorial Medal by the Chinese Nationalist government.

John and his wife, Phyllis, had two daughters. He worked as an insurance inspector for various insurance inspection agencies.

After serving his country, John was a member of the Joseph E. Zaloga Post, American Legion post 1520. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 15033, Capt. Wm. Dale O'Brien Detachment Marine Corps League, China Marine Association and the 1st Marine Division Association.

The Honor-A-Veteran ceremony is held the first Monday of every month to honor a deceased veteran of the community.

February 4, 2013

Harvey M. Lifset

The Honor-A-Veteran Committee commemorated the life of Harvey M. Lifset at a ceremony held on February 4, 2013 at the Zaloga Post in Albany.

Harvey M. Lifset. was born in Schenectady, New York on March 6, 1916. He enlisted in the US Army in 1941 and rose to become a Major in the 82nd Airborne Division. Harvey was honorably discharged in 1946 but continued to serve in the Army Reserve.

Harvey and his wife, Violet, had two sons. He was counsel to McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams P.C. served for many years in the NYS Assembly.

Harvey was a member of Congregation Beth Emeth., B'nai, B'rith, the Albany Lions Club and the Greater Albany Chamber of Commerce. For his military service, he was the recipient of 3 Bronze Stars, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Reserve Medal with cluster and European, African and Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.

January 7, 2013                                                                                            William Stephen Gladysz, Jr., US Army                                                               1945 - 2011

The Honor-A-Veteran Committee commemorated the life of William Stephen Gladysz, Jr. at a ceremony held January 7, 2013 at the Zaloga Post in Albany. A video of this ceremony is available.

William Stephen Gladysz, Jr. was born in Cohoes, New York on December 3, 1945. He enlisted in the US Army in 1966 and became a General Supply Specialist. William was honorably discharged in 1968.

William returned home and later had three children. For several years, he was a laborer for Honeywell (Bendix) in Green Island.

William was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Cohoes. He was the past commandant of the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.

The Honor-A-Veteran ceremony is held the first Monday of every month to honor a deceased veteran of the community.





DECEMBER 5th 2005

Joseph Putorti, Sr.

Albany County Executive Mike Breslin and the Honor-A-Veteran Committee commemorated World War II veteran Joseph A. Putorti, Sr. at a ceremony on Monday, December 5, 2005, in the Cahill Room of the County Office Building at 112 State St. in Albany.

Putorti was born in Whitehall, NY and was a longtime resident of the City of Albany.  He joined the United States Army in 1943, served in Europe during World War II and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, the American Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. 

Putorti was retired from Crisafulli Brothers Plumbing & Heating Contractors, where he served as office manager for 26 years.  He also worked part-time for 25 years maintaining Bleecker Stadium for the City of Albany Parks Department.  He was a founding member of the West End Little League, where he served as vice-president for numerous years.  Putorti was a longtime member of the Albany Twilight League, where he served as an umpire and commissioner and in 1997 was inducted into the League's Hall of Fame.  He was also a member of the Scully American Legion Post, served as a Democratic committeeman for Albany County and supervised the Bleecker Stadium Teen Center for many years.


Archive of Honorees

VIDEOS of CEREMONIES (starting in mid-2012)






The Honor-A-Veteran ceremony is held the first Monday of every month to honor a deceased veteran of the community.

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