Honor Mission
Benny S. Pittelli
US Army
WWII Veteran
Westbury, NY - 01/14/2022
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission: This member of the Greatest Generation entered active service January 30,1943. He was then sent overseas on November 2,1943 to serve as a cannoneer with Battery C, 497th AAA Gun Battalion in the Pacific Theater. He attained the rank of PFC, returning to the United States January 28,1946 and discharged on February 6, 1946. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippines Liberation Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Rifle Marksman Badge, and Good Conduct Medal.
Primary Staging Date: 01/14/2022
Primary Staging Time: 11:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Cemetery of Holy Rood
111 Old Country Rd.
Westbury, NY 11590
Lead Ride Captain: Wayne Cohen SRC8
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 25 May 2021
  • While in any outdoor setting, fully vaccinated PGR members will no longer be required to wear masks but are asked to act responsibly and respect your fellow members decision on this issue. For the protection of others, non-vaccinated members are asked to please wear a mask.
  • For the immediate future, all PGR members will continue to wear masks and social distance while indoors during a mission.
  • Masks will be worn at any other location where organizers, requestors or the Lead Ride Captain has determined that this be done.
  • 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 respect the LRC’s decision on these matters.
  • Here is the link for the Current NYS rules: Current NYS Guidelines
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Current Guidelines
Special Information: This veteran is being waked in Sufffolk County at Maloneys' Lake Funeral Home. There will be a mass in Suffolk and passing of two different homes. The ETA of the funeral procession is from 11:45 am to 12:15pm. Meet RC Wayne inside front entrance for instructions. Please bring your flags to honor this hero.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Pete Jepson SRC Region9
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  rs 01/12


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