TWU Local 501 Veterans Committee Report June 12, 2023
April 14, 2023 invited and attended the Testimonial Dinner for the American Legion National Commander Vincint J. Triolla at Antuns Catering Hall Queens New York.
April 17, 2023 for the good of the Veterans Committee after speaking with MIA Local 568 brother Bushley at our previous meeting about his recent visit to a Medal of Honor Recipient gravesite in Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico, he stated that the American Flag that was there was unserviceable. I traveled to Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico and visited the grave site of Medal of Honor Recipient Demensio Rivera at San Miguel Arc Angel Cemetery in Cabo Rojo Puerto to place an American Flag at his grave site.
April 27, 2023 organized and tasked Angel Flight 4 LAX to JFK airport. Contacted LAX Fleet Service Clerk Richard Manning and Honoring Our Fallen member/USO Sam Medina of an inbound Angel flight from HNL. United States Airforce Tech Sergeant/LAPD Officer Joseph Marrone escorted by Senior Master Chief Mark Hogan.
May 11, 2023 organized and tasked Angel Flight 118 LAX to JFK airport. United States Army Staff Sergeant Anthony Pearson escorted by Sergeant Shereece Bryan assigned to mortuary affairs In Honolulu Hawaii.
May 12, 2023 for the good of the Veterans Committee purchased and donated 7 American flags with poles to display in my neighborhood in time for Memorial Day.
May 13, 2023 JFK airport assisted Pete Meyer Local 591 by displaying American Flags along the red carpet for the arrival of the Big Apple Honor Flight recipients. I was Invited by the Big Apple Honor Flight Chairman Mark Giodarno to attend and assist with Mission 3 American Airlines Charter Flight 9752 with 57 Veterans which consisted of WW ll, Korea, and Vietnam Veterans who traveled to the District of Columbia where we spent the day touring the memorials and Arlington Cemetery.
May 24, 2023 American Airlines who sponsors the Fallen Patriots Flights purchased a table of 10 for the Fallen Patriots Gala in which I attended the Gala at Cipriani at West 42nd Street with my wife, and our Veterans Committee Chairman Kris Kiernan and other invited guests. The event was a monetary college fund raiser for the children of the fallen military members. Over 2 million dollars was raised at the event.
May 25, 2023 contacted by Randy Stillinger Manager of Military/Veterans initiatives at American Airlines stating that his father a military Veteran was traveling on Sunday the 28th of May and he wanted to know if LGA had golf cart transport cars. I called LGA Aiprort passenger services and they informed me that they did not have passenger transport carts. Contacted Randy Stingler and Informed him that they did not.
May 29, 2023 for the good of the Veterans Committee I was invited to lead the Memorial Day Parade Rockaway Park, New York.
June 8, 2023 organized and tasked a same day notification by the JFK Port Authority Police asking for assistance for a Civilian Angel Flight 1242 MIA to JFK airport. Mr. Mohamed Yakatally father of NYPD Deputy Inspector Imir Yakatally.