Hackensack High School
Yearbook Photo


On March 23, 2010, I received a veteran form filled out by Ronald James Scioli's sister, Annette O’Brien.  According to the form, Ronald James Scioli attended Hackensack High School from 1961 to 1964 when he graduated.  He served in the Army Airborne Division from 1965 to 1967 during the Vietnam War
Ronald James Scioli was a Private First Class and served in combat receiving a Combat Infantry Badge and the Parachute Badge.  The last two badges gives us some understanding of the depth of his service. Ronald James Scioli also received the Vietnam Service Medal and the Purple Heart

Ronald James Scioli’s sister, Annette O’Brien, thanked us for the work we do here at Hackensack High School by paying tribute to our servicemen. When we recognize a man like Ronald James Scioli for putting himself in harms way and receiving the Purple Heart so we can enjoy our freedoms, we can only think of thanking him for his service. 

  Written by
                                        Bob Meli  
July 1, 2011


Background of Hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine gun fire into a tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops in an attack on a Viet Cong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh, northwest of Saigon near the Cambodian border, in Vietnam on March 1965.