My First FriendPosted on 7/4/14 - by Ed McNiffBeing friends with his sister Lorraine, Sal was 2 years older and became a role model for me. His smile and joking was infectious but he had a certain dignity about him. Spending many dinners at their house I got to know cousins Michael (had a great T-Bird) and Michael (Pudgy). A great family all around. It still saddens me so. And I do visit the cemetery every few years, not needing directions.MORE
You Are Not Forgotten by LevittownPosted on 6/12/14 - by Bob McDevitt LMHS 63Sal, I'm posting a copy of the plaque we discussed before. I hope your love one's see it so they know your friend from Levittown have not forgotten you. God bless, BobMORE
Thank You and God Bless.Posted on 5/8/14 - by Bob McDevitt LMHS 63 U.S.Army 1965-68Sal I just wanted to say thank you for the ultimate sacrifice for our country. You and 30 other Levittowners are all Fallen Hereos and each and everyone of you "will not be forgotten". I'm going to The Wall on June 29th, 2014 and make tracings of all of you. I will put all your information on it and give them to the Levittown museum. You and all the other 30 heroes are a very important part of our history and should be honored in Levittown. I see the class or 71 dedicated a beautiful memorial to all of you at MacArthur H.S. Rest in Peace by brother your sacrifice has not been forgotten!MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 7/12/13 - by Curt CarterDear PFC Salvatore Frank Polizzi, sirMORE
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
Boy Scout CampPosted on 10/17/08 - by Carl Sauer email@example.comSal and I attended Boy Scout Camp together as kids growing up in Herricks, NY. We lived on Scott Street and hung out together until I joined the Navy in 1962. I am sure many miss him including myself and Robert Herald, whom lived next door to me.MORE
We RememberPosted on 4/2/05 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgSalvatore is buried at Long Island Nat Cem.
Visiting Family Before His TourPosted on 8/22/03 - by RichardSal was my cousin, and I was 13 when he left for his tour in Viet Nam. His parents took him to visit family before he left. I remember that visit well, about how he looked in his uniform and the look of concern on my parents faces, which in my youth I didn't understand. He was much more serious than normal, he had always had an easy smile and that day he had none. I try to remember happier visits, of which there were many, but this is always the first thing that comes to mind when I think of him.MORE
After his loss, the family sponsored a yearly communion breakfast in his memory until the war ended. Each year, more men who were lost from his area were added, and the gathering grew. I think people found solace in the community.
Sal was a great guy, very outgoing, and very popular in school. Thirty three years later, I still think of him.
Lost Memories RevisitedPosted on 11/27/02 - by PaulI was only 4 years old when my cousin Sal passed away, but I remember him visiting our house in unform before he left and everyone, teary eyed, saying good-bye to him at the airport. Sometime later I remember seeing him at his wake and not understanding. These memories were long forgotten until last August while on vacation in Washington. I made the pilgrimage to The Wall and made a rubbing of his name for my mother. Then the memories resurfaced. I was once told he wanted to be a fire fighter. I don't know if its true but being a fire fighter myself I like to think he's with me everytime I do my job. I only wish I knew him better before he was gone.MORE
I will never forget !Posted on 4/29/02 - by Vincent RabbeneI am an old classmate of Salvatore. I sat behind him in St. Anthony School in South Ozone Park, NY for 8 years.MORE
I was in Vietnam at the same time Sal was killed and I did not find out till I came home. I was in the 9th Infantry division in the Mekong Delta. God it was a crazy time.
Wishing his family my warmest regards... I will never forget Sal!
Rest In Peace Brother,
MemoriesPosted on 5/16/01 - by Annemarie, Jeanne's daughterI didn't know Salvatore personally. In fact, I never even met him. Salvatore was my mother's cousin and she talks about him all the time. Salvatore is my mom's cousin on both sides of the family. Sal's mom was my grandfather's sister and his father was my grandmother's brother. They owned a house in New Jersey together. Mom and Sally Boy grew up together. Mom tells me about all the times he joked around with everyone especially the time when they picked berries and put them in the huge bowl. The bowl had a hole in it and Sally put milk in it. He held his finger against the hole until he was finished eating it. Now my mother misses him more than anything. She looks at his sister Denise and swears she's his female twin. Sal will never be forgotten by those who loved him.MORE
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.