8/2/14 Flag Line for 5 K run in honor of SSGT Marc Small / Eagleville, PA

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Event name : On Your Marc 5K
August 2, 2014 Lower Providence Fire Company and Police have requested our presence at their event to help support the family of Staff Sgt. Marc Small , KIA in Afghanistan.
The race is in his memory and supports Small Steps in Speech. See their website for more informationhttp://www.smallstepsinspeech.org

The run begins and ends at the Lower Providence Fire Company, 3199 Ridge Pike, Eagleville, PA 19403. There is ample grass parking on site for your motorcycles. Bring kickstand plates and 3×5 flags. We start the run at 0830 hours and I would be looking to have your personnel do a flag line at the beginning of the race. They would be in place for 15-30 minutes depending on number of participants.
The number of personnel you can provide will dictate where I place your flag line. When you’re able can you give me an approximate number.
Thanks,
Stan
Stanley M. Turtle
Lieutenant
Lower Providence Township Police
Eagleville, PA 19403

Rally Time 08:00
Rally Place : Lower Providence Fire Company, 3199 Ridge Pike, Eagleville, PA 19403.
KSU 08:30
RC: Big Bill Thanks Brother for stepping up !
If you will attend, please count off below so we can tell the Lt our numbers. Thanks.
Rain is expected but you can cage for this one. No bike needed. Bring your 3×5 Flag !

8/3/14 Welcome Home Major Stacy Anne Jones, USAF Huntington Valley, PA

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Below is a request we received from a very proud mom to escort her daughter to a party being held in her honor.

My daughter Major Stacy Anne Jones, USAF, will be arriving in Philadelphia at the end of July. On Sunday, August 3, many of her family and friends will be celebrating her 13 years of service as a C130 pilot and her upcoming marriage (which is in Boulder Colorado in September 2014) at the VE club on Davisville Road/County Line Road in Warminster/Southampton. I was told at the Freedom Steps 5K walk on Sunday at Masons Mill Park that your group might be able to honor my air force daughter in some way on this trip home. She has been stationed in many places (Alaska, Pensacola, North Carolina, Cheyenne, Wyoming) and deployed a few times to Iraq, Kuwait, Korea and Japan.

We will be more than happy to honor this young lady.

This will be a three- fer. Stacy’s fiancé is also USAF and her Godfather is a Viet Nam vet.

Main Rally Point 
Dunkin Donuts
2112 County Line Rd.
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Rally Time 1:00

KSU 1:40

RC Jim Balmer Thank you brother

NJ/SEPA 8-2-14 “B” Mug ‘n Hug 6 Heroes…ages 78-88 Stockton, New Jersey

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NJ/SEPA 8-2B M&H 6 Heroes…ages 78-88
We have been asked by our own Flip Flop Peppermint Patty (FFPP), to DO WHAT WE DO BESTEST!!! Let’s join the Warriors’ Watch Riders as we give our SPECIAL TREATMENT to 6 Heroes (and also FFPP’s immediate family members) that never received their “Proper Welcome Home” so what better way to do so than at a Family Pic-a-Nic Party!!!
Harry George Dilts Age–88 Branch– USN Enlistment
Date–08/1943 to 01/1952 Job– Carpenter  Boat (s) Name– USS Benham USS Broadwater USS Mona Island Rank–SF2 Ribbons– Good Conduct Pacific Reserve Fleet Victory World War II American Arena Asiatic Arena Philippine Liberation Length of Service–8years Married: Thelma, three children Dave, Michael Cathy, 6 grandchildren and 8 great children Hobbies: Boating, Playing cards with his sisters
August Latini Age 88 Served in Navy on the CV-9 Essex during WWII, Rank S1 January 19, 1944 to May 1946 August better known as Augie came from a family of 9, one sister and 7 brothers including a twin. Five brothers served in the service Joseph, Livio, Philip in the the Army, Chester in the Air Force, August and his twin Thomas in the Navy. Five brothers served in WWII. August married is neighborhood sweetheart Dorothy and just celebrated their 65 year anniversary. They have one daughter, Warriors’ Watch Rider Flip Flop Peppermintpatty. August has two grandchildren and 5 great children. He was awarded Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Metal (7stars) World War II Victory Metal, Philippine Liberation Medal (8 stars) Presidential Letter for his service in the Pacific during WWII
Richard Dilts Born May 31,1933 Trenton, N.J. Service: Navy Joined :13 April 1953  Trenton, N.J. Job; Aviation Ordinance # 435-22-06 AOAN Rank Airman Joined April 13,1953 discharged march  28,1955 served 22 months Served on Aircraft Carrier Hornet  CVA-12 Beging of Korean War  Wife: Marilyn Dilts Children: Richard, Jeannie, Kenny and Donald Hobbies : making wooden toys ,and Motorcycle Machinist for Russo Racing team
Robert Winfield Dilts DOB: 1/8/1935 Joined the Army in 1957-1959 Guided Missiles, stationed in Italy, Guarding the Russian Border (Secret Service) Rank: Private Served at Fort Dix with Elvis Presley Married: Nancy Pike Children: 2 and many grandchildren Two of his Grandchildren are currently serving in the armed forces as well:
Robert Edmund Fischbeck, Army and is a Specialist E4, he served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and S. Korea. John Fischbeck is in the Coast Guard Reserves He is a Maritime Enforcement Specialist second class E5 and served in Kuwait,Cuba, and S. Korea.
James Edward Myers, Sr., U.S. Army Rank: SP4 Dates: 1969-1974 Job: Armored Recon Specialist Wife: Holly Rose Myers Sons: James Edward Myers, Jr. Aaron Michael Myers Hobbies: Motor Cycle Riding Carol P Long Joined the Army in December of 1975. 4-year enlistment. Heavy Engineer Equipment Repair, as an E-5. Married William Bud Long in 1979 and soon after started thier family and was reassigned to Morale Support Activities
Our 6 Heroes’ ages range from 78 to 88 and presently info should be on its way, trying to do this on the SLY!!, so post can be updated We will rally nearby and roll on up “QUIETLY” to a Family Pic Nic…(YEH OK!!) and show these Heroes that their time and Service was definitly appreciated!!!
Rally……………Bull Island State Park
2185 Daniel Bray Highway
Stockton, New Jersey
Rally time…….
1215 (12:15pm) KSU……………1255 (12:55pm)
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8/2/14 Mug n Hug for several Vets Schwenksville, PA

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From Hooker:
Well here we go again. Mug and Hug at the Phila Folk Fest Farm in Schwenksville. There are a few more Vets to Honor this year that we did not know about when we did this last year. So as it goes we can Honor them in a rock star fashion the way we know to. As far a we know, there could be up to 10 to 12 maybe more hope to have a better count as it gets closer.

Way to go Hooker, and thanks for stepping up to create this event and RC it as well.
When: Aug. 2, 2014

Where:Schwenksville, Pa.

Rally point: Upper Salford Park
Salford Station Rd. And Schwenksville Rd.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Upper+Salford+Park/@40.279867,-75.438114,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x1db5f4284c80053a?hl=en

 

(entrance to park is Salford Station Rd.)

Time 5:15 pm

KSU 5:55 pm.

RC : Hooker

8/5/14 “Crime Prevention and National Night Out” celebration Springfield, PA

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A Hero’s Welcome, we have been invited by the Springfield Township Police Department, in conjunction with the Target Corporation, to join them as they again,  sponsor the annual “Crime Prevention and National Night Out” celebration on Tuesday August 5th.

Officer Pat McKenna said “Your support has made this an outstanding event which we believe there is nothing like it anywhere else.  If you have not done so already, and are interested in supporting the event, please let me know as soon as possible as tables are limited.  Thank you and we greatly appreciate your support.”

A Hero’s Welcome will be happy to join Springfied’s Nite Out and set up an info table to let the community know about our organization and hopefully get new members to join AHW too! Please let me know if you would like to help man our info table.

More info about the event

National Night out is designed to:

 

  1.       Heighten crime and drug prevention;
  2.       Generate support for and participation in local anti crime efforts;
  3.       Strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police-Community partnerships; and
  4.       Send a message to criminals letting them know Springfield residents are organized and committed to keeping Springfield Township a safe place to live and work.

 

On the evening of August 5th from 6 PM to 9 PM, area residents are reminded to lock their doors, turn on exterior lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and Police Officers.  This event will be held at the Springfield Township Country Club Pool located at 400 West Sproul Road.  The pool will be open that night to all Township residents so they may spend the evening with family and neighbors.

We are also asking companies, organizations and businesses for food, drink, monetary donations for sponsoring activities and for raffle prizes.  Your generosity and support will help make this event a great success again.  Several hundred residents attended the event last year and all sponsorships will receive public acknowledgment.

The event continues to grow each year and in order for us to accommodate as many as possible, we ask in advance to let us know if your business/organization intends to participate in some capacity prior to tables being reserved.   There are limited tables so please respond as soon as possible.  Thank you again for your continuous support as the night would not be a success without you and your organization.

 

 

6/21/14 HONOR FLIGHT , Broomall, PA

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Thank you Warriors’ Watch Riders for bringing our Heroes home in style!!!!  Super turnout!

Pictures by Bikerider:  Thanks Jeff!

 

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Please join the Warriors’ Watch Riders to greet the World War II Veterans from Honor Flight 2014 as they arrive from their day in Washington, DC!

A Hero’s Welcome will join the family and friends of our HEROES at

St. Kevin’s Church

200 W. Sproul Road

Springfield, PA 19064

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR AMERICAN FLAGS!!!!!

 

 

2ND UPDATE! 6/14/14 Welcome Home LCpl Matthew J. Ponente, U.S.M.C. Jamison, PA TIME CHANGE 6:15 PM

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MINOR CHANGE TO THE RALLY INFO:

Main Rally Time: 1815, 6:15pm, KSU when families’ dinner is over, sometime between 6:30-7:00. 

Main Rally Location: GIANT FOOD MARKET, 2395 York Rd. Jamison, PA 18929, 1/4 mile north of Giovanni’s Pizza.

We received a request from Sue Ponente to give her young Marine son a proper Welcome Home / Escort on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 , we will surprise him as he finishes dinner with his family at Giovanni’s Pizza.


Lance Corporal Matthew J. Ponente, Graduate of Central Bucks West High School in June 2010. Ponente

Matt enlisted in the Marines right out of high school in August 2010 and completed Boot Camp in November 2010. He has been deployed three times in the past three years, beginning with Afghanistan in 2011, then on to Kuwait in 2012 and then back to Afghanistan this past September 2013 – where he served in the Infantry as a Rifleman and Machine Gunner. His unit just returned from Afghanistan after their deployment was extended an additional couple of months so they could continue to provide security during the recent Presidential elections there. Matthew is due to be honorably discharged from the Marines in March 2015, after which he plans to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice at a local college.

Family: Parents John and Sue Ponente, younger brother Anthony (junior in college at ESU) 

Hobbies/Interests: Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Personal Fitness. 


Main Rally Time:  6:15pm,  KSU when the family arrives around 6:45 – 7:00 PM

Main Rally Location: Huntingdon Valley Bank, 2190 York Rd. Jamison, PA 18929


Escort 5.9 miles to his home in Doylestown, Pa.     

SEE TOP OF POST FOR CHANGES

Extended family / friends will be waiting our arrival. 

7/9/14 Golf Outing to Benefit the Vietnam Memorial, Pottstown, PA

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5th Annual Vlahos Dunn Golf Outing

 

Wednesday July 9, 2014

Twin Ponds Golf Course

700 Gilbertsville Rd, Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Proceeds benefit the following:

United States Veterans

Elks #814 Veterans’ Committee

Memorial Park Vietnam Memorial

$100 per golfer

-Price includes: Golf, cart, lunch, steak dinner, prizes

$50 per course hole sponsor   Advertise your company

Contact Jim Vlahos    (USAF “73-83” )                    Contact Dave Reidenouer

610.326.1010/610.203.4579                                      484.300.1971

 jvlahos@vlahosdunn.com                                    drmmqb@aol.com

6/14/14 Bikers for Soldiers to Honor Cpl. Grant Cantrell, USMC and Wounded Warrior Gilbertsville, PA

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 A Hero’s Welcome has been invited to join Bikers for Soldiers at the 4th Annual Veterans’ Appreciation Day at Zern’s Farmers’ Market

1100 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA.

Noon to 6 PM

This fundraiser will benefit veteran Cpl. Grant Cantrell.

Sponsored by Bikers for Soldiers.

Bike show, live music, vendors, Chinese auction.

For more iformation: 

www.bikersforsoldiers.com      

www.facebook.com/BikersForSoldiersPA.

UPDATE! 5/4/14 Freedom Steps Walk / 5K Run Huntington Valley, PA

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UPDATE!  Just in from Heather, the event coordinator, We will be presenting the AHW Certificate to each of these recently returning Veterans.  If you would like to present a certificate to one of these Heroes, please see me at the Flag ceremony prior to the Walk/Run.  

Thank you!

Below is the list of names of those who will be attending tomorrow. They are all part of B Troop 1/104 Cavalry. They are with the Army National Guard at the Armory on Southampton Rd in Philadelphia.
Tim Durbano
Alejandro Santiago
Wayne MacDowell
Steven Hartnett
Melvin Young
Jeff Negrón
John Teetz
John Wersler
Eric Seibert
Nicolas Console
Andrew Clauhs
Andrew Swerdlow
Anthony Veitz

Mark Your Calendars for the 2013 Run

Sunday May 4, 2014

Masons Mill Park

 Race will be timed by Pretzel City Sports 

Registration: 8:00am

$20/Person

$10/Youth ages 12-18yrs

Free – Children under 12

                                                    Click Here to Register Online at Pretzel City Sports                                                    (Nominal Service Fee Applies; Closes Wed. May 1st at Midnight)

Click Here to Download a Registration Form .

Welcome & National Anthem: 8:40am

Flag Raising

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Run/Walk Begins: 9:00am

Path includes trails, small hills, and paved surfaces

Running on trail

.                                           Awards & Closing to Follow Race

Handing out awards

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Location: Masons Mill Park

3500 Masons Mill Road

Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

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**If you know of a soldier deployed or being deployed and would like them to receive a package from our event, please CONTACT US, and be sure to include name, address, length of deployment, and an estimate number of men/women in their unit.**

Looking for ways to help AHW? I’ve got some ideas!

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Summer is over and things are going to get busy with the holidays coming up.. this also means the troops will be coming home more frequently to see family and friends.

I’d like to put together “Welcome Home Teams” to cover periods of time (creating a schedule)  and to cover areas of PA and NJ where the welcomes would take place.  I’m hoping this will make more efficient use of everyone’s time and resources. (Ideas are welcome)

Please contact me if you’d like to be a part of a “team’ where you live.   If there is a welcome home close to you, you would present the certificate and be a part of the planning for that particular welcome.  Similar to the Ride Captain for our sister group, the Warriors’ Watch Riders.  It’s very exciting to know YOU put the welcome home together, very rewarding to see the family and our HERO be reunited!

Please think about it…  and thank you for your continued support!

For the Troops,

Maria Hyland

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Look what we have so far!

PR: Jane Perkins and Dan O’Kane

Bucks County Team:  Paul and Clare Wexler

Phila Airport Team:  Dan O’Kane

Montgomery County Team:  Maria and Bob Kerr

Needed: Website Moderators and Email support

Warriors’ Watch Rider Harry Rombold featured on Harley Davidson Visa Commercial!

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Our very own Harry Rombold entered his story and the story of the Warriors’ Watch Riders mission to a recent Harley Davidson Visa commercial contest.. and well, we all know Harry is a winner.. but this time.. so did Harley Davidson!! Please sit back and enjoy this video clip.. and just think.. we all can say “we knew Harry …when”

Thank you Harry for being the perfect representative from WWR !

http://vimeo.com/45636271

(password is hdv if needed)

7/26/14 Welcome Home LCpl. Christopher Phillips, U.S.M.C. PHL to Fox Chase area of Phila

LCpl. Phillips returned to a street full of family and friends on Saturday night, lot’s of well wishers came out as the Warriors’ Watch and A Hero’s Welcome arrived with the assistance of Chief Inspector Tony Boyle and his command.  Philadelphia FD was out as well with lights flashing to welcome our Hero home!  Thanks to all who made this mission such a success!!! WWR Ride Captain Big Bill, thank you!

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Photos by Dan O’Kane and Christopher’s Mom !

 

LCpl Christopher Phillips is coming home from his first deployment to Africa. His family has asked us to welcome him home in our own way to his home in Northeast Philadelphia. 

A bio is coming from his mother shortly. Check back tomorrow for the updated post.

Rally Point: Fb69
Rally Time: 1900 (7:00 pm)
KSU Time: 1945 (7:45 pm)

OR MEET US AT the Destination: St. Cecilia’s Parish Parking Lot 

525 Rhawn St, Philadelphia, PA 19111 approx. 9:15 PM

 

 

7/19/14 TIME CHANGE Welcome Home LCpl. Randy Sine, Jr. U.S.M.C. Northeast Phila

We have been invited by the WWR to help them fulfill Marine Mom, Danielle F Vetter’s request to give her son Randy Sine, JR. of the U.S. Marines a proper welcome home. What do you think about crashing Randy’s welcome home party? 
On Saturday, July 19, 2014 his mom is having all family and friends together to celebrate Randy’s return, at her home in N.E. Philly. Our Plan is to roll up and make our presents known loud and clear to show how much we appreciate all Randy has given us. Thanking him for his service and sacrifice he’s made for our freedom. Below is what his Mom had to say about Randy: My son is Randy Sine JR. he has enlisted in the Marines deferred program January 2010, so he started training while a senior in Archbishop Ryan. He had wanted to be a Marine since he was 8. lol
He officially enlisted and was deployed to Camp Lejeune in October of 2010.
He was then deployed to Afghan in December 2012 until June 2012 where he returned to the states. He was then deployed to Japan/South Korea in 2013 for 6 months. He returned to camp Lejeune and has been there since his return from South Korea. He was a full time enlistee as a “grunt” 0311 he current rank is LCPL. At one point he was a team leader for his platoon. I am not sure of his accomplishments as he is very tight lipped about his service. His favorite hobby is going to the gym and working out. He has applied to Temple and Holy Family Universities for Sport Physical Therapist. His family consists of me & his stepfather Bill, his sister Tara, (step) Brittany and (stepbrother) Billy whom he lived with all his life. They do not differentiate the step as they are all very close. His biological father and stepmother Randy Sr & Michelle live in Lewisberry and sadly are not very close. He has many cousins, aunts and uncles from mine and my husbands side. He also has a niece the age of 8 months McKenzie.
Rally Location: Dunkin’ Donuts, 3320 Grant Avenue, Phila., PA 19114 (at Academy)  TIME CHANGE FROM MY ORIGINAL POST!
Rally Time: 7:00 pm   5: 30 PM
KSU: 7:25 pm   5:55 PM
Brenda from AHW will present our certificate and 1st time WWR RC is KrazyKat, Thanks for stepping up!

 

7/26/14 Welcome Home Jake Spear, U.S. Army PHL to Royersford, PA

Pfc. Jake Spear , US ARMY . 7 26 2014

Over 40 bikes were up with the birds to welcome home Pfc. Jake Spear , ARMY.

A HERO’S WELCOME met our HERO at the gate and escorted him thru the flag line . With Philadelphia’s’ Finest escorting Warriors Watch Riders , Hogs and Heroes and American Legion Riders we were off to bring our HERO home . Louisa , “ Special “ from Hogs and Heroes did a great job as Ride Captain !!!

When the escort arrived in Royersford, they were guided into town by numerous fire trucks and emergency vehicles from Limerick and Royersford, PA.  We could hear them coming for miles!  Family and friends lined the street with American Flags to greet Jake as he jumped out of the Lazer Limo that brought him home in style!

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Respectfully submitted ,

Danny O’Kane , AHW , WWR

 

Ladies & Gentlemen, we have a request to Welcome Home & Escort a young Army Ranger, how could we say no?

Proud Mom, Amy Spear wrote: I have my son Jake Spear coming home on 7/26/14 at 7:18 am… I reached out to a member of your organization, Bigbill, to request the ROCK AND ROLL WELCOME HOME for Jake… He is with the Army Ranger 75th Regiment… He attended Spring Ford High School before deploying to Afghanistan on 3/24/14… He arrives at the Phila. Airport and would love to see the WWR Family and a Hero’s Welcome escort Jake home… God Bless what you folks do…

Main Rally Location: FB69, 8200 Bartram Ave, Phila. Pa.

Main Rally Time: 0615, 6:15am.

RC: Special

Please join us at the destination if you can’t get to the airport!  We’ll be rallying in the 400 Block of Heather Drive, Royersford, PA at 8:15 AM.

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR AMERICAN FLAG!!! 

CALL 484-679-1717 FOR UPDATES OR CHANGES

7/17/14 UPDATE!! WELCOME HOME ESCORT FOR CAPT. JOSEPH VITELLI, U.S. NAVY Northeast Phila to Warrington, PA

We received a request to join in the retirement celebration of  Capt. Joseph Vitelli, U.S. Navy, by our own Marge Comley.  The Captain is a good friend of Marge and her son, John (US NAVY)

Plans are still in the works, please watch the site for updates!

Date:  Thursday, July, 17, 2014

Co-workers of Capt. Vitelli are having a lunch for him on the occasion of his retirement from the US Navy after 25 years of service. The lunch will take place in Northeast Philadelphia where we will Mug n Hug the Captain and escort him back to Warrington, PA .

Rally Time: 1330 (1;30 PM)

Rally Place: Parking lot of Via Napoli, 2500 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19152

KSU: 1400 (2:00 PM) or close to.

We will be escorting our hero home to Warrington, PA.

We received this request from Madison Vitelli, asking if we could be a small part of her father’s retirement after 26 years of active duty service in the U.S. Navy. Well we know it’s short notice but let’s do what we do so well.

Here is a bio of our Hero Captain Joseph Vitelli, USN.

Captain Joseph Vitelli is retiring after a 26 year Naval service career.

Navy Captain Joe Vitelli became the director of DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain in September 2011. Construction and Equipment supplies a wide variety of items for America’s warfighter including force protection, and safety and rescue items, storage containers, heavy equipment such as bulldozers, metals and lumber, telecommunication devices, lighting, targets for weapons training and diving equipment. Annual sales in this supply chain exceed $2 billion.

Prior to his assignment as C&E director, Vitelli served as site director for the Fleet Industrial Supply Center Norfolk Philadelphia Contracting Office. In June 2009, he deployed to Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. There, he worked on the staff of the Joint Contracting Command Iraq.

His first assignment was as disbursing and sales officer on as the USS RUSHMORE. While on board, he participated in OPERATION RESTORE HOPE in Somalia. Vitelli also served as supply officer on the USS MAINE (SSBN 741), a TRIDENT ballistic missile submarine; weapon system officer for submarine support at the Naval Inventory Control Point in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; and business financial manager at Naval Air Systems Command’s Joint Air to Air Missile Program Office in Patuxent River, Maryland, including one year as the lead BFM on the Program Executive Officer tactical staff.

In 2004, Vitelli took command of DLA’s Defense Distribution Depot Pearl Harbor, where he provided joint warehousing and distribution services to Hawaii-based customers.

A native of Roslyn, Pennsylvania, Vitelli graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Upon receiving his commission, he attended the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Georgia. In 1993 he reported to the Naval Regional Contracting Center, Philadelphia where he completed the Navy Acquisition Contracting Officer Internship. In 1999 he attended the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey where he earned a Master of Science degree in Management with a specialty in Financial Management.

Medals: Defense Meritorious Service medal (gold star), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation medal (gold star), Navy Commendation medal (gold star), Navy Achievement (gold star).

Captain Vitelli is married to the former Diane Hall of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They have four children, Tyler (22), Madison (19), Jordan (15) and Joseph (15).

 

RC: Navy Chief   Marge from A Hero’s Welcome will be presenting our certificate of appreciation!

UPDATED 7/26/14 NEW RALLY TIME! Rescheduled!!! Welcome Home PFC Adam Steven Crall, US Army PHL to Northeast Phila

NEW RALLY TIME: 6:00 PM 

PFC Adam Steven Crall
2nd Brigade 4th Infantry Division, US ARMY
Rally Location: FB69, 8200 Bartram Ave. Phila. Pa 
Rally Time: 1630 (4:30 pm)
KSU: 1700 (5:00 pm)
We have been asked by Linda Craig “a proud mom” of PFC Adam Steven Crall, US Army to welcome him home in ROCK STAR fashion and that’s just what we will do. On Saturday, Adam will be arriving at Philadelphia International Airport. We will set-up a flag line then give him an escort back to Northeast Philly. I ask Linda (proud mom) to give me a bio on her son. Read below, on what she had to say! 
AdamSteve1Adam has been enlisted since May 2013. He Graduated from boot camp on Sept. 11th 2013
Camp Buehring in GA. He is Stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado Springs. Deployed In October to Kuwait where he is still currently. During his time there is was asked by Our President Obama to go to Saudi Arabia for diplomatic purposes.He is a Calvary Scout 19D in the 2nd Brigade 4th Infantry DivisionAdam went to Farrell Elementary School and Northeast High School

His FAVORITE hobby if your were to ask me being his Mom was to do his BEST to drive me crazy, he was EXTREMLY good at that & I am sure I drove him CRAZY also.

Adam Loves Sports & played from age 5 at Rhawnhurst, a neighborhood recreation center here in Philadelphia. Football, Baseball & Basketball, he enjoyed playing baseball the most for Northeast High School. Rhawnhurst has a lot of GREAT coaches that volunteer their time & have helped Adam over the years on the field and off. I admire those coaches for their dedication.

Adam Steven is the youngest sibling of a blended family of 6, one sister Angel & four brothers Larry, Tommy, Steven and Joey, those were the days! This did build character for Adam & made him who he is today, a Loving Caring Son, Brother & Uncle to a lot of nieces & nephews who are looking up to him as a Soldier in the US ARMY.

Many prayers have been said over the years from me his family and many others especially his sister Angel that he would go this route. Prayers have been answered! I am glad Adam has chosen to Serve Our Country because when I told him to go right he went left & when I told him to go left he went right, LOL. He is surely going in the right direction now! I am a VERY PROUD ARMY MOM!!!! Cant WAIT till he gets HOME!!!!

Much love to All my children & grandchildren who I Love & Adore and to my Special Brother Harry & His wife Lorraine who I Salute, their battle in life here in the states can be trying also & they ALL have their Joys & Concerns, may my family continue to LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE and most important DANCE!!!!!

Adam will be coming home to his nieces & nephews a year older & a new edition Raven Lynn born on April 10th. We have A LOT to Celebrate!!!  

Please check our Hotline 484-679-1717 for updates and changes!