WARREN, OH —In a ceremony at First Presbyterian Church in Warren on the day after Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the family of Lucian ‘Sam’ Biviano – a World War II veteran who survived the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor while he was serving aboard the USS Oklahoma – received six military awards that U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) helped secure. A representative from Brown’s office was in attendance.

“As a member of the Greatest Generation, Mr. Biviano made an invaluable contribution to our fight for worldwide peace and democracy. Ohio’s current and former service members have answered the call to action without delay throughout our nation’s history,” Brown said. “As a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, one of the most rewarding aspects of my job is fighting for Ohio’s veterans by ensuring that they receive the benefits they so richly deserve.”

Biviano served in the Pacific Theater throughout World War II and was discharged in 1945. After the war, he graduated from what is now Youngstown State University (formerly Youngstown College) and worked for 34 years as a tax agent for the Ohio Department of Taxation. Naval Chief Jason Patton and Personnel Specialist 3 (PS3) Craig Wingate will present the following awards to Biviano’s family:

  • Navy Good Conduct Medal
  • World War II Victory Medal
  • American Defense Service Medal with One Bronze Star
  • American Campaign Medal
  • Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with One Silver and One Bronze Star
  • Combat Action Ribbon

Ohio veterans and the family members of deceased veterans may request military records and medals by contacting Brown’s Cleveland office at (216) 522-7272 or by visiting the “Constituent Services” section of Brown’s website at brown.senate.gov.