Stamford native, John Liberatore serves as a typical example of that group referred to by Tom Brokaw as “The Greatest Generation”. Joining the Army at the outset of World War II, John was a member of the first wave of Americans landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944.
After the landing, he saw action in the Battle of the Bulge, and at war’s end was discharged with the rank of Master Sergeant, being awarded the Bronze Star, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Belgian Fourragere among others. John returned to Stamford to raise his family and operate several successful businesses. He also found time to serve our community. As Chairman of the Stamford Transit District, he was instrumental in arranging Senior Citizen transportation to Cove Island. He was elected numerous times as a Stamford Constable, and was a member of the Republican Town Committee for over thirty years, during which time he served terms as Chairman and Vice-Chairman.