Honor Mission
Joseph F. Rufa
US Army Air Force - WWII Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 05/14/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission: SSgt Joseph F. Rufa faithfully and honorably executed his duties to our Nation during World War II as a Clerk Non-Typist (055).

He enlisted on 21 January 1944 and served until his honorable discharge on 2 February 1946.
He served in the Po Valley and North Apennines in Italy, and Central Europe. For his service, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Medal, World War II Victory Medal, AAF Air Crew Member Badge (wings.) He also earned an Air Medal with the Fifteenth Expeditionary Mobility Task Force (15 ETF).

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: 08:00
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: James Funeral Home
540 Broadway
Massapequa, NY 11758
Lead Ride Captain: William Byrne
Lead Ride Captain email: wbyrnerollingthunderli@gmail.com
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 516-765-0905
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 James Funeral Home by 8AM for escort. KSU at 8:15AM.
Most of family will be waiting at Calverton National Cemetery for procession to arrive.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 05/14/2020
Second Staging Time: 09:00
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd
Calverton, NY  11933
Second Lead Ride Captain: Gene and Sue Frohnhoefer
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Second Stage - Special Information: Please stage at cemetery entrance - see RCs Gene and Sue for instructions.
Submitted by: Wayne Cohen - SRC Region 8 NY
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