Honor Mission
John A. Cortese
US Army WWII Veteran
Brooklyn, NY - 05/04/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission: Technician Fifth Grade John A. Cortese faithfully and honorably executed his duties to our nation in Battery C, 967th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. He served in the following locations: Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland.
For his service, he was awarded the American Service Medal, European African Middle East Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was also a Marksman on the M1 Carbine. He was Honorably discharged on 8 December 1945.
Primary Staging Date: 05/04/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Marine Park Funeral Home
3024 Quentin Rd.
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Lead Ride Captain: Charles Gili
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 9174176224
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

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

  • Stay a minimum of 10 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: Please stage at funeral home by 9:30AM.
Family-only viewing to end near 10AM, at which point procession will leave for cemetery.
This Mission is a flag line only at funeral home - no escort.
Once procession leaves, Mission is over.
Submitted by: Wayne Cohen - SRC Region 8
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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