Yesterday afternoon Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) joined the FountainView Senior Living Community to celebrate the 102nd Birthday of World War 2 Veteran Albert Penchansky. Penchansky enlisted on Aug. 18, 1941, and was eventually promoted to sergeant in the Finance Department in England and France before he was discharged on Oct. 13, 1945. He went on to work a 50-year career as a certified public accountant. Three years ago, Carlucci was instrumental in getting Penchansky his long-overdue Good Conduct medal, which is earned by those with exemplary behavior during active service. Carlucci worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2014 to track down the medal.
“Albert Penchansky continues to spread an amazing legacy and his military service and commitment to the community must be recognized. I’m glad to see that he is still such a positive influence on the community, his family and friends, just as I am sure he was during his time in service,” Carlucci stated.
“Senator Carlucci has become a good friend and was instrumental in helping me secure my “Medal of Good Conduct” that I did not receive during my service in World War II. I want to thank him for all the support he has given to veterans. It is very special to me to have a visit from him for my birthday,” Penchansky said.
Albert’s Daughter, Karen Schulman added, “Senator Carlucci takes the time to honor our vets and seniors through many of his programs in the county. Having him visit FountainView makes my dad’s 102nd birthday extra special. My dad is truly a remarkable man who keeps going and never allows his age to get in the way. I get such satisfaction seeing him thrive in the FountainView community. His upbeat, fun and joyful personality is contagious. He truly touches everyone he meets especially when he breaks out in song to his own rendition of “I Love you, Baby” from the Four Seasons. He is an inspiration not only to his family but to everyone he meets.