Honor Mission
Daniel J. Dresch Sr.
US Navy WWII Veteran
Middle Island, NY - 09/04/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission:

We have been asked by the family of World War II Veteran Daniel J. Dresch Sr to stand and honor this proud member of Americas Greatest Generation. For his service Daniel received the American Theater Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Medal and the Victory Medal. Born in Brooklyn in 1925 and raised in the waters surrounding his beloved Broad Channel. In the spring of 1942 Dan’s mother signed a waiver allowing him to leave high school before graduation to enlist in the Navy at 17. From 1942 to 1946 he served as a 2nd Class Salvage Diver where he dove on the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor and as a 1st Class Gunner’s Mate on an LCI in the Pacific. After leaving the Navy, he served in the Army Reserves until 1966; retiring as a Major. Please join us as we stand and honor his service. Thank you.

A portion of this narrative was obtained from the Mangano Family Funeral Home obituary.

View the full obituary here.

Primary Staging Date: 09/04/2020
Primary Staging Time: 08:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location:

Mangano Funeral Home
640 Middle Country Rd.
Middle Island, NY 11953

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Lead Ride Captain: John Fenech
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Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 631-793-0096
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: Family will arrive at Funeral home at 9:00 am. We will proceed to St Francis Cabrini church in Coram for a 10:00 mass followed by escort to Calverton. Please bring your own flags.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 09/04/2020
Second Staging Time: 11:00
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.
Calverton, NY
Second Lead Ride Captain: Sue and Gene Frohnhoefer
Second LRC Email and Phone #:  
Second Stage - Special Information:  
Submitted by: John Fenech
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