US Army

 

Honor Mission

Andrew F. Viola

US Army
Vietnam Veteran
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Ronkonkoma, NY - 08/09/2022

 

Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 8, Region 9


About the Mission:

Sergeant Andrew F. Viola proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He served 3 tours of duty in Vietnam and is credited with lifesaving actions he took when a grenade was tossed into the area he and his men occupied. He sustained a serious life-impacting injury while blocking the resulting explosion and minimizing injury to others.

Andrew earned the following awards: Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and Sharpshooter Badge (Pistol). Please join in Honoring this American Hero at his final services.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here


Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

08/09/2022 at 10:20am


Staging Location:

Moloney’s Lake Funeral Home & Cremation Center
132 Ronkonkoma Avenue
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 1177
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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

John Merkle - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

631-428-3177


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:

After a dignified transfer at the funeral home, we will proceed to St Josephs Church for mass and thereafter to Calverton Cemetery for military honors.


Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?

yes


Second Staging Date and Staging Time:

08/09/2022 at 10:40am


Second Location:

St Josephs Catholic Church
45 Church St
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
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Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

John Merkle

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Second Stage - Special Information:

We will stand a flag line at the Funeral Home and Church.  Please bring your own flags.


Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?

yes


Third Staging Date and Staging Time:

08/09/2022 at 12:20am


Third Location:

Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd
Calverton, NY 11933


Third Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Mike Osip

631-494-8981


Third Stage - Special Information:

Please assemble at the main gate (See Mike Osip) and await the arrival from Maloneys Funeral Home.


Is there a Fourth Stage to this Mission?

no



Submitted by:

John Merkle

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