2017-06-14 / Front Page

Peralta Inducts Jackson Heights Resident Into NYS Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame

Senator Jose Peralta and Luz M. Fernandez-Aviles proudly display her certificate of induction into the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame.Senator Jose Peralta and Luz M. Fernandez-Aviles proudly display her certificate of induction into the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame.State Senator Jose Peralta inducted Jackson Heights resident Luz M. Fernandez-Aviles, a Gulf War veteran, into the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to New Yorkers whose courage in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by their service to their community.

“It is truly a privilege to recognize brave men and women who served our nation to protect us. The New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame singles out special recognition of those whose services helped shape our nation and our communities, and Ms. Fernandez-Aviles is an example,” said Peralta.

The Senator thanked Ms. Fernandez-Aviles, a first-generation American born to Dominican parents, for her service and for “making sacrifices to protect our freedom.”

“I would like to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to New York State Senator Jose Peralta and his staff for honoring me, a Gulf War Veteran. It means a lot to me to know that my service to this great country has been recognized. I am truly grateful for this honor,” said Ms. Fernandez-Aviles.  

She was deployed to Saudi Arabia with her unit, the 142nd Transportation Det. Forscom Fc, on August 1990 for a little over eight months. Ms. Fernandez-Aviles worked as a 77F Petroleum Supply Specialist. During her service in the military, she received the Army Commendation Medal (Gulf War, May 1991); Certificate of Achievement (Gulf War April 1991 and June 1991); Army Achievement Medal (Republic of Korea, June 1993, and 146th General Supply Co. Ft. Totten, New York, October 1995); New York State Assembly Citation on June 2008; and New York State Senate Liberty Award on June 2008.

She joined the Army Reserve in July 1988, and was honorably discharged in February 1997. Ms. Fernandez-Aviles continues her work with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2813 in Woodside, and wants to become a post commander.

 


 

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