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Honor Mission

Russell A. Battaglia, Retired, PGR, Veteran


Tonawanda, New York - 20 Jun 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of career US Air Force/Reserves Veteran Russell A. Battaglia, who passed away on June 13th at the age of 66. Mr. Battaglia retired as a Master Sergeant in 2003 from the 914th Airlift Wing in Niagara Falls as a Budget Officer after serving our Nation for 33 years (1970-2003.) He also served until 2011 with the Defense Intelligence Agency as a Financial Manager. Among the many awards earned by MSGT Battaglia for his Service to our Nation were: Air Force Meritorious Service Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Force Achievement Medal w/cluster; Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Services Medal; Gallant Unit Citation Ribbon w/4 clusters; National Defense Service Medal; and many more. Mr Battaglia was a member of the Pendleton Veteran's Association and the Patriot Guard Riders of NY.


Primary Staging Time: 8:30 A.M.
St. Christopher's RC Church
2660 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Tonawanda, New York - 14150
Ride Captain:
John Ben
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Special Instructions:
Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M.
Military Honors following the Mass.
No escort, no Cemetery.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Air Force flag, and dress for the weather.
Note: The brother of MSGT Battaglia also served, and his son is currently serving since 1992 with multiple deployments.
Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the exemplary Military career of MSGT Battaglia, and to thank and support his family.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted by:
Don Higgins, SRC, R-1
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