William D. Costello
US Army/US Navy - WWII Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 05/14/2020
|Mission applies to the following Region(s):||Region 7, Region 8, Region 9|
|About the Mission:||Technician Fifth Grade (T/5) William D. Costello faithfully and honorably executed his duties to our nation in World War II. He enlisted on 18 May 1943 and served as Guard Patrolman (522) until his honorable discharge on 9 January 1946.
He landed on Utah Beach with the 4th Infantry 20th Armored Division on the morning of the D-Day invasion of Normandy carrying an M1 Garand.
Battles and campaigns include Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland.
For his service, he was awarded the D-Day Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Purple Heart from combat injuries suffered on 3 January 1945 in the European Theater.
He was a Marksman on the M1 Garand Rifle and the M1 Carbine, and an expert with the Thompson Submachine Gun Caliber .45.
After his honorable discharge from the US Army, he joined the US Navy, continuing to serve until his honorable discharge on 6 May 1949.
He was a life-member and past Commander (multiple) of VFW Post 4787, Whitestone, NY.
His family has requested PGR participation in his final honors; as we are likely to be the only honors he will receive, try to attend if you can.
|Primary Staging Date:||05/14/2020|
|Primary Staging Time:||09:15|
|AM or PM:||am|
|Staging Location:||Frederick Funeral Home
192-15 Northern Blvd
Auburndale, NY 11358
|Lead Ride Captain:||Wayne Cohen|
|Lead Ride Captain Phone #:||5167299869|
|Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:||
The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.
|Special Information:||Stage at funeral home for dignified transfer.
Escort to depart 9:30 - 9:45AM, stopping to 'pick up' family at home before procession to St. Mel Church.
Blessing at St. Mel's 10:15AM before continuing to St Mary's Cemetery, Flushing, NY.
|Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?||yes|
|Second Staging Date:||05/14/2020|
|Second Staging Time:||10:00|
|Second Stage - AM or PM:||am|
|Second Location:||St Mel's RC Church
26-15 154th St
Flushing, NY 11354
|Second Lead Ride Captain:|
|Second LRC Email and Phone #:|
|Second Stage - Special Information:||Stage with flag line for arrival of procession.|
|Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?||yes|
|Third Staging Date:||05/14/2020|
|Third Staging Time:||10:30|
|Third Stage - AM or PM:||am|
|Third Location:||St Mary Cemetery
164-15 Booth Memorial Ave
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
|Third Lead Ride Captain:|
|Third LRC Email and Phone #:|
|Third Stage - Special Information:||Stage at gate to form flag line for arrival of procession.
Motorcycle escort will pass through gate and pull over inside cemetery, quickly form up for orders to attention and present arms as procession passes.
|Submitted by:||Wayne Cohen - SRC Region 8|