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
Massapequa, NY 11758
|Lead Ride Captain:||William Byrne|
|Lead Ride Captain email:||wbyrnerollingthunderli@gmail.
|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.
|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|
|Second Stage - Special Information:||Please stage at cemetery entrance - see RCs Gene and Sue for instructions.|
|Submitted by:||Wayne Cohen - SRC Region 8 NY|