Category Archives: Family Foundations

Retired Army Corporal who lost his legs in war gets new smart home from Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Double amputee, Silver Star recipient and retired Army Corporal David Bixler received a “smart” house in his hometown of Waldorf, Maryland from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation this week reported Amy Aubert of ABC7. The house has an elevator and can be entirely run from an iPad that Bixler can use from a wheelchair. […]

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Moore’s John Pleszewicz wins annual Robert Curatolo scholarship

John Pleszewicz, 17, has won this year’s Robert Curatolo Scholarship Fund Scholarship.The son of an NYPD detective, he names his grandfather, retired FDNY Lieutenant James Fleschner as his hero. The scholarship is named for FF Robert Curatolo, who was killed in the line of duty while participating in the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center […]

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Wounded veteran gets new ‘smart’ home in Millerton – and parachutes to it

Staff Sgt. Stephen Valyou of the U.S. Army was paralyzed by a sniper’s bullet while serving in Iraq in 2007. Thanks to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, he now has a new “smart” home tailored to his needs. And thanks to some friends, he was able to parachute to it, writes Amanda J. Purcell in the Poughkeepsie […]

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