Manor resident Vito Pisano honored on Yankee’s big screen for army service during World War 2


Vito Pisano was grand marshall in the 2016 Pelham Memorial Day parade.

Editor’s note: The tribute reported here was rescheduled for the Aug. 3 New York Yankee game with the Baltimore Orioles, due to cancellation of the July 2 game because of the weather. We’re keeping the story online as Vito Pisano deserves the recognition. We will update it after the Aug. 3 game.

Pelham Manor resident Vito “Ace” Pisano will be honored Friday night on the Yankee Stadium big screen for his service in the U.S. Army during World War 2.

The 98-year-old veteran will receive the tribute during the seventh-inning stretch of the Yankees-Mets game, which starts at 7:05 p.m., according to an email from Frank Barbieri, past commander/chaplain of American Legion Pelham Post 50.

Pisano has lived in the Manor since 1947.

The honor was arranged by the Combat Wounded Veterans of America, a charitable organization whose mission is to ensure that all of the nation’s wounded combat veterans are properly recognized, honored and supported, said Barbieri.

Pisano, still quite active, is a senior member of Pelham Post 50 and has already confirmed the celebration event for his 100th birthday, said Barbieri.

The tribute can be viewed on the WPIX Channel 11, YES Network (Optimum channel 70, Verizon Fios channel 76, Direct TV channel 631 and the YES Network app).