Veterans Plaque Dedication - 10/26/17

Charles B. McGuire

Kings Ferry Road Gazebo
6 Kings Ferry Rd, Montrose, NY 10548

June 17, 1969: The day Charles B. McGuire’s world changed

Born on June 9, 1949 to Marion and William Mcguire, Charles was a graduate of the Hendrick Hudson School district in which he was an exemplary student achieving honor roll in the studies of Heating and Ventilating. Because of these studies, Charles, was able to obtain a job with The United Engineers at Indian Point where he worked until he entered the armed forces.

Charles completed 8 weeks of Specialist Crane and Shovel Operators course at Fort Leonard Wood , Missouri until his leave from California to Vietnam on April 13, 1970.

While serving in Vietnam, Charles, was attached to the 36 th Engineering Construction Battalion and achieved the rank of SP5. During his tour of duty, Charles received the following decorations, medals, commendations and campaign ribbons:

National Defense Service Medal – Established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953. This medal is awarded to service members who are honorably discharged during a time of either war or conflict.

Vietnam Campaign Medal – This medal is awarded for two different periods of service in Vietnam. The first being from March 8, 1949 – July 20, 1954 and the second being from January 1, 1960 – the end of the Vietnam War.

2 Overseas Bars – These are accouterments on the United States Army Uniform

Vietnam Service Medal Sharpshooter M-16 – the Army Weapons Qualification Badge is issued to soldiers upon completion of a weapons qualification course.

Charles served is Country Honorably until his discharge on January 10, 1972

Charles and Gail were married shortly after his return and resided in Buchanan for over 20 years. Gail was instrumental with many aspects of Charles’s recovery from Vietnam, as they raised 3 children together Tana, Mandy , and Shaun, are the proud children of Charles. Through his example they hope to be the same pillars of the community as Charles.

( I would like to also take a moment to recognize Kathleen, who is by his side today and her
daughters, Devan and Shannon.)

Charles has been a voluntary member of the Cortlandt Engine Company for many Years. With dozens of calls in attendance and countless lives, pets and belonging saved. Charles has always been a huge supporter of every cause that his children and grandchildren, Nicholas and Olivia have ever supported. He has also been a tremendous supporter of those less fortunate in his community including but limiting to…patching roofs, fixing doors and many handy man jobs for those who could not do it for themselves or those who were taken advantage of. An avid hiker, odds are at some point you can cross paths with Charles in the woods and if you don’t catch him in the woods you can certainly find him cleaning a fire truck or two outside the Montrose Fire Department.

Charles B. McGuire, thank you for your service!

Veterans Plaque Dedication - 11/17/16

Grace M. Bleier (Rinzivillo)
Date of birth: August 22, 1919
Place: Paragould, AK

Kings Ferry Road Gazebo
6 Kings Ferry Rd, Montrose, NY 10548

Grace Merlene Rinzivillo graduated Paragould High School in 1938 in the state of Arkansas. In 1941 she graduated St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis, TN and was then employed at St. Joseph Hospital from 1941-1943.

Grace served in the US military from November 1, 1943 to January 4, 1946. She completed one month basic training for nurses on November 27, 1943 at Camp Rucker, Alabama. Her military occupation includes: Supervisor and Ward Nurse – General, one year as Neuropsychiatric Nursing Supervisor and four months in Obstetrical Nursing. Grace was ranked Second Lieutenant, stationed at Ft. Benning, GA and then promoted to First Lieutenant on July 18, 1945.

Her decorations include: American Theatre Ribbon and Victory Medal WW2 Formal date of separation was January 4, 1946 at Maxfield, Alabama as First Rank Lieutenant. She served two years, two months and three days of Continental Service.

Grace was also dedicated into the WWII memorial database in Washington D.C. on May 29, 2004.

Grace moved to Montrose in 1951 and has been living in the same house for 65 years. She enjoys spending time with her family with 3 daughters, 1 son, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She loves a glass of wine, Yankees baseball and enjoying time with her friends.

Veterans Plaque Dedication - 5/26/16

Kings Ferry Road Gazebo
6 Kings Ferry Rd, Montrose, NY 10548

2016 Spring Fest Craft Fair - 6/4/16

Hendrick Hudson High School Front Lawn
2166 Albany Post Road, Montrose

  • Car Show 9:00am-Noon
  • Face Painting 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Wacky Inflatables 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Music by Jessica Star
  • Performance by Hen Hud Cheerleaders at Noon
  • Blood pressure screening & demos by the CCVAC All Day!
  • Food by Firedogs All Day!
  • Raffles, vendors, booster clubs & more!

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Kings Ferry Road Gazebo
6 Kings Ferry Rd, Montrose, NY 10548