US Army


Special Mission

Rehoming Purple Heart

R S Hollaman

US Army WWII Veteran

Riverhead, NY - 06/26/2022


 ***UPDATED 22 June 2022***
Primary Staging Time Changed to 1:30 PM

Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 8, Region 9

About the Mission:

WWII veteran R. S. Hollaman was awarded a Purple Heart. He passed away years ago. Recently, his Purple Heart was discovered at a home and after research his daughter was located in Seattle, Washington. The Purple Heart will be presented to his daughter in this ceremony by Mattituck VFW post 861.

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Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:


06/26/2022 at 01:30 pm

Staging Location:

Polish Hall
214 Marcy Ave.
Riverhead, NY 11901

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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Mike Osip - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

Please bring your flags to stand for this memorable and moving event. RC Mike will organize the flag line.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Pete Jepson SRC Region9

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