US Army


Honor Mission

Ronald J. Pilozzi

US Army
Vietnam Veteran

Corfu, NY - 10/07/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

Patriot Guard Riders has been requested to stand in honor of the life and service of Ronald J. Pilozzi of the City of Tonawanda, NY, who passed away on 4 June 2022.

Mr. Pilozzi graduated from ROTC in July 1969 and received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. He went on to serve as an Artillery Officer in the Republic of Vietnam.  Mr. Pilozzi served with 2 units: 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division; and Company A, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged from active duty on 20 August 1972 with the rank of Captain (O-3), and earned the following awards: Bronze Star Medal w/"V" Device; Purple Heart Medal; Air Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; and Cold War Service Medal.

Mr. Pilozzi went on to serve in public service with the City of Tonawanda, including as it's Mayor. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion Post #264, AMVETS Post #1946, and a Life member of the Disabled American Veterans and Life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #77.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

10/07/2022 at 08:45 a.m.

Staging Location:

Town of Pembroke Highway Department/Town Offices
1145 Main Street
(Intersection of Routes 77 & 5)
Corfu, NY 14036

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Dick "Dixie" Hancock - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

PGR will stand by with a respectful flag line for arrival of the family.  KSU at 9:35 AM for the escort to WNY National Cemetery, 1254 Indian Falls Rd, Corfu, NY 14036 for the 10:00 AM Interment Ceremony and Military Honors.  Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are securely attached.
Thank you for taking time to help honor the US Army Vietnam War service of Ronald J. Pilozzi, and to support his loving family.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1

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