Honor Mission
Matthew J. Cornetta
US Navy Veteran
Freeport / Calverton, NY - 07/20/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission:

Seaman Second Class, Matthew J. Cornetta faithfully and honorably executed his duties to our nation, enlisting on 12 July 1945 and serving until his honorable discharge on 16 October 1947. His lengthiest service was aboard the USS Badeong Straight (CVE-116), a Commencement Bay-class escort aircraft carrier - also known as a "baby flattop."
His family has requested that PGR participate in his final honors.

View the obituary by clicking HERE.

Primary Staging Date: 07/20/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:00
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Hungerford and Clark Funeral Home
110 Pine St.
Freeport, NY 11520
Lead Ride Captain: Wayne Cohen
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 516-729-9869
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: Please stage at the funeral home by 9:00 AM for dignified transfer and escort to Calverton National Cemetery, leaving at 9:30 AM sharp.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 07/20/2020
Second Staging Time: 10:15
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd
Calverton, NY
Second Lead Ride Captain: Wayne Cohen
Second LRC Email and Phone #:  
Second Stage - Special Information: Procession leaving Freeport at 9:30 AM may arrive CNC as early as 10:30 AM. Honoree scheduled for 11:00 AM service at shelter.
Flag line at cemetery entrance for arrival of procession.
After arrival of procession, we proceed into shelter area and prepare to stage across roadway from designated shelter.
Submitted by: Wayne Cohen - SRC NY Region 8
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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