Seats of Honor Highlight

Vito “Peter” Greco – On November 1, 1944, Peter was aboard the small destroyer USS Abner Reed, supporting landing operations in Leyte Gulf, when the ship was struck by a Japanese kamikaze. The ship would take just 36 minutes to sink, but Peter survived the incident and later shared his experience with his family. He recalled running across the deck to abandon ship when he came across another sailor who did not have a life jacket. The other sailor was panicking because he could not swim. Peter, being a strong swimmer, took off his life jacket, handed it to the other sailor and the two jumped to safety together. Peter’s family joined us on Memorial Day to dedicate a Seat of Honor and commemorate Peter’s bravery and the bravery of all those who served.

Thank you for your Service!

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