R8/9, Short Notice Honor Mission - Anthony J. Galeotafiore, USAF Veteran, Wed., 01/30/2019 - Bethpage / Farmingdale, NY

  Honor Mission
Anthony J. Galeotafiore
USAF Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 01-30-19
Mission applies to the following Region(s). Region 8, Region 9
Mission Date  01/30/2019
About the Mission:
The family of Mr. Galeotafiore has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in his final honors.
Mr Galeotafiore served nearly four years in the United States Air Force before transferring to the inactive reserve.  He was a Turret Mechanic on the B-47 Bomber, with an AFSC (Air Force Specialty Code) of 323500. He was assigned to the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 384th Bombardment Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, where he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal.
 
He was also awarded the USAF Superior Unit Award. 
From Wikipedia:
 
The 384 BW accomplished a truly remarkable feat by being certified combat ready just nine months after receiving its first aircraft. Stringent SAC requirements called for a specified percentage of the crews to be certified in order for the wing to be considered combat ready. Since aircrew members were fresh out of student status, beginning to arrive about the same times the aircraft did, preparing the group to become fully combat ready was a tremendous task. The culture of the organization would accept nothing less than full effort, and when the newly formed wing was mission capable by September 1956, it became the first such SAC wing to do so in such a short time.

He was honorably discharged on 2 January 1959 at the rank of Airman 2nd Class (E-3). 
 
Service Information on Chapey website:
There are Viewings on 29 January 2019, at 2 - 4:30PM and 7 - 9:30PM should you wish to attend - not an 'official' PGR Mission segment.
Primary Staging Time:  08:45
AM or PM AM
Staging Location
Chapey and Son Funeral Home
20 Hicksville Rd
Bethpage NY 11714
Lead Ride Captain Bill Byrne
Lead Ride Captain email: wbyrnerollingthunderli@gmail.com
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 516.765.0905
Special Information:
Please be in place to receive family before a short prayer service at FH and dignified transfer and escort to church.  Please dress appropriately for the cold.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? Yes
Second Staging Date:  01/30/2019
Second Staging Time:  09:30
Second Stage - AM or PM AM
Second Location
St Martin of Tours
220 Central Ave
Bethpage NY 11714
Second Lead Ride Captain  Bill Byrne
Second LRC Email and Phone #:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
516.765.0905
Second Stage - Special Information: Mass begins at 10AM - Please be in place for flag line to receive procession.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?  Yes
Third Staging Date:   01/30/2019
Third Staging Time:   10:45
Third Stage - AM or PM  AM
Third Location
Pinelawn Memorial Park
2030 Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Third Lead Ride Captain  Bill Byrne
Third LRC Email and Phone #:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
516.765.0905
Third Stage - Special Information:
Our honoree will be buried in Pinelawn Memorial Park - on the easterly side of Pinelawn Road.
(not the columbariums on the west)
   
Submitted by:  Wayne Cohen, Senior Ride Captain, R8
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