NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
WE REMEMBER - LETTERS P AND Q



FOR MILITARY MEMBERS PLEASE INCLUDE NAME, RANK, BRANCH OF SERVICE, UNIT, HOME TOWN, AND DATE OF DEATH IF POSSIBLE
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Albert Packard II, from Billerica, MA, passed away in 2003 at the age of 59. Father of my beloved wife Marlene
Specialist Five Addison W. Page Jr, ARMY, 134TH AHC, 269TH AVN BN, 17TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV from Worcester, MA killed in action on October 7, 1971
Sergeant Enrico H. Pagnano, Jr, USMC, A CO, 3RD ENG BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Newton, MA killed in action on March 18, 1966
East Providence, RI Retired FF George C. "Topsy" Page Jr., 84 passed away in June of 2012
Lieutenant John R. Painter, Jr, NAVY, VAQ-130, CVW-19, USS ORISKANY, TF 77, 7TH FLEET from Vineyard Haven, MA killed in action on June 18, 1971
Specialist Gabriel T. Palacios, ARMY, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 588th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division from Lynn, MA killed in action on January 21, 2004
Captain Anthony Palermo, ARMY, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division from Brockton, MA killed in action on April 6, 2007
Sergeant George R. Palermo, ARMY, RECON PLT, E CO, 1ST BN, 20TH INFANTRY, 11TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Boston, MA killed in action on June 2, 1969
Seaman Luco W. Palma, NAVY, UDT-13, TF 116, USNAVFORV from Tewksbury, MA killed in action on September 18, 1970
Sergeant First Class Kenneth O.Palmer, ARMY, C CO, 2ND BN, 8TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Coventry, RI killed in action on June 13, 1968
Private First Class David Harold Palmieri, USMC, D CO, 1ST BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV from Hudson, MA killed in action on June 12, 1969
Private First Class James E. Palmeri, ARMY, B CO, 4TH BN, 12TH INF RGT, 199 INF BDE from Shelburne Falls, MA killed in action on February 26, 1969
Fire Chief Ralph I. Paolino, retired Glenham, NY FD, passed away in 2008. Ralph was Chief of the Glenham Fire District from 1966-1968 and again from 1973 to 1980. Ralph was also an excellent baseball player - playing semi-pro ball for many years, being inducted into the Dutchess County Sports Hall of fame a number or years ago. Ralph also served his country in WWII as Staff Sergeant landing on Utah beach on the D-Day.
Specialist Five Robert W. Parent, ARMY, C CO, 227TH ASLT HELO BN, 11TH AVN GROUP, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Wilmington, MA killed in action on July 21, 1968
Firefighter Derek Parenteau, Albion, RI FD, killed in a car accident in 2006 at the age of 18
Specialist Four Frederick G Parker, Jr, ARMY, E CO, 1ST BN, 11TH INF RGT, 5 INF DIV from Northfield, MA killed in action on December 24, 1968
Sergeant Robert Kenneth Parker, ARMY, 172ND MIL INT DET, HHC, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV from Newburyport, MA killed in action on November 30, 1969
Private First Class Thomas E. Parker, USMC, H CO, 2ND BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Chesterfield, CT killed in action on February 25, 1969
Private First Class Bruce C. Parmelee, USMC, I CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Reading, MA killed in action on April 21, 1967
Sergeant Charles E. Parsons, USMC, HQ CO, 5TH COMM BN, 1ST FORCE SVC RGT, FORCE LOG CMD, III MAF from Springfield, MA killed in action on February 28, 1968
Lance Corporal John E. Pasquantonio, USMC, H BTRY, 3RD BN, 12TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Westwood, MA killed in action on April 30, 1968
Sergeant First Class Henry Edward Patenaude, ARMY, HQ & SVC BTRY, 8TH BN, 6TH ARTILLERY, 1ST INF DIV, USARV from North Cambridge, MA killed in action on April 6, 1967
Sergeant First Class William R. Patience Jr, ARMY, DET A1-421, D CO, 1ST SF GROUP, US ARMY SF VIETNAM, US ARMY SPT CMD VIETNAM, MACV from Noroton, CT killed in action on August 21, 1964
Sergeant Joseph R. Paulette, ARMY, A CO, 2ND BN, 501ST INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV from New Bedford, MA killed in action on April 9, 1968
Sergeant William R. Pearson, USAF, 37TH ARRS, 3RD AIR RESCUE GROUP, 7TH AF from Warner, NH killed in action on April 6, 1972
Private First Class John Charles Peel, USMC, E BTRY, 2ND BN, 11TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Bradford, MA killed in action on September 17, 1967
Corporal Gilbert C. Peixoto, ARMY, B CO, 1ST BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Fall River, MA killed in action on March 29, 1970
Specialist Justin Reid Pellerin, ARMY, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division from Boscowen, NH killed in action on August 20, 2009
Specialist Four Paul John Pelletier, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 28TH INF RGT, 1 INF DIV from Wilbraham, MA killed in action on June 6, 1968
Staff Sergeant Richard W. Pelletier, ARMY, N CO, 75TH INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV from Greenville, NH killed in action on March 24, 1969
Corporal Peter J. Pennucci, ARMY, D CO, 1ST BN, 46TH INFANTRY, 198TH INFANTRY BDE,
AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Lynn, MA killed in action on May 20, 1970
Gunners Mate 3rd Class Stephen J. Penta, NAVY, PCF-57, COSDIV-11, TF-115, USNAVFORV from Revere, MA killed in action on August 12, 1969
Warrant Officer George W. Pepe, ARMY, 170TH AHC, 52ND AVN BN, 17TH AVN GROUP, 1 AVN BDE from East Granby, CT killed in action on September 10, 1969
Specialist Wilfredo Perez Jr., ARMY, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division from Norwalk, CT killed in action on July 26, 2003
Corporal Frederick J. Perkins, USMC, K CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Somerville, MA died on May 29, 1968 from injuries received on May 24th
Staff Sergeant Ira H. Perkins Jr, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 327TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from Calais, ME killed in action on June 7, 1966
Firefighter Michael Perna SR, retired Shrewsbury, MA FD, passed away in 2005 at the age of 87. Also served as acting captain
1st Lieutenant Alan J. Perrault, ARMY, A CO, 2ND BN, 27TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from Needham, MA killed in action on November 5, 1966
Specialist Five David B. Perreault, ARMY, HHC, 13TH SIG BN, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Franklin, NH killed in action on October 3, 1968
Sergeant Theodore Louis Perreault, ARMY, Company B, 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts Army National Guard from Webster, MA died on December 23, 2003
Gunnery Sergeant Daniel Perry, USMC, K CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Fall River, MA killed in action on April 27, 1968
(Incident Date March 29, 1968)
Sergeant First Class Thomas H. Perry, ARMY, DET A-105 (NGOK TAVAK), C CO, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV from Canton, CT died on May 15, 1978 from injuries received on May 10, 1968
First Lieutenant Carl Alfred Peterson, ARMY, B CO, 1ST BN, 327TH INF RGT, 101 ABN DIV from Winchendon, MA killed in action on August 10, 1969
Lance Corporal Burton W. Peterson Jr, USMC, K CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from South Boston, MA killed in action on April 5, 1968
Corporal Gerald R. Peterson, USMC,M CO, 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Quincy, MA killed in action on November 6, 1968
Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Henry Petithory, ARMY, Senior communications sergeant, Operational Detachment Alpha 574, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group from Pittsfield, MA killed in action on December 5, 2001
Petty Officer Third Class Robert E. Petschke Jr, NAVY, H&S CO, 2ND BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Springfield, MA killed in action on February 27, 1969
Specialist Four Steven G. Pettis, ARMY, C CO, 1ST BN, 46TH INFANTRY, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Fairhaven, VT killed in action on May 14, 1969
Staff Sergeant Joseph Edgar Phaneuf II, ARMY, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Connecticut Army National Guard Eastford, CT killed in action on December 15, 2006
Fire Chief Jeffrey Phelps, retired Dudley MA FD, passed away on June 6, 2012 from cancer at the age of 56.
Lance Corporal Lawrence R. Philippon, USMC, Company H, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force from Hartford, CT killed in action on May 8, 2005
Captain Joseph B. Philipson, Jr, ARMY, C CO, 9TH MED BN, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from Boston, MA killed in action on February 28, 1968
Captain Henry R. Phillips, ARMY, C CO, 4TH BN, 23RD INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from Foster, RI killed in action on September 22, 1968
Private First Class Leonard Picanso, Jr, USMC, F CO, 2ND BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Acushnet, MA killed in action on May 3, 1967
Corporal Jordan C. Pierson, USMC, Company C, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division from Milford, CT killed in action on August 25, 2006
Captain Pierre E. Piche, ARMY, Company A, 626th Forward Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division from Starksboro, VT killed in action on November 15, 2003
Lance Corporal Joseph M. Pignato, USMC, 4TH PLT, A CO, 5TH TANK BN, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Winthrop, MA killed in action on November 6, 1968
Captain Charles W. Pigott, USMC, VMFA-542, MAG-11, 1ST MAW, III MAF from East Providence, RI killed in action on May 18, 1969
Major Gavin W. Pilton, ARMY, ADV TEAM 42, HQ, MACV ADVISORS, MACV from Edgewood, RI killed in action on March 15, 1972
Lance Corporal Luiz Pina Jr, USMC, SPT CO, 1ST SVC BN, FLSG BRAVO, FORCE LOG CMD, III MAF from New Bedford, MA killed in action on December 2, 1966
Sergeant Jeffrey A. Pinheiro, ARMY, B CO, 1ST BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV from South Dartmouth, MA killed in action on February 11, 1968
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Richard Norman Pinsonnault, NAVY, H&S CO, 1ST BN, III MAF from North Attleboro, MA killed in action on July 7, 1968
Private First Class Caesar A. Pinto, ARMY, A CO, 5TH BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV from New Bedford, MA killed in action on August 9, 1967
Staff SGT Christopher Neal Piper, ARMY, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group from Marblehead, MA killed in action on June 16, 2005.
Staff Sergeant Robert R. Pirelli, ARMY, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group from Franklin, MA killed in action on August 15, 2007
Sergeant Salvatore J. Piscitello, ARMY, D CO, 4TH BN, 9TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV from Gloucester, MA killed in action on November 27, 1968
Private First Class David A. Pitts, USMC, E CO, 2ND BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Quincy, MA killed in action on February 19, 1968
Fire Chief Andrew Piwcio, retired Monson, MA FD, passed away in 2004 at the age of 66. Also served as President of the Western Mass Chapter of SPAAMFAA
Retired Whitman, MA Lieutenant Lloyd H. Plasse Jr passed away in July 2012
Captain Bernard Stanley Plaza, ARMY, ADV TEAM 83, HQ, MACV ADVISORS, MACV, Montaque, MA, November 23, 1966
Corporal Robert Stephen Plunkett, USMC, L CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from North Randolph, MA killed in action on January 28, 1968
Private First Class Ronald J. Pointer, USMC, H CO, 2ND BN, 26TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Somerville, MA killed in action on September 17, 1968
Master Sergeant Edmond C. Polenski, USMC, VMGR-152, MAG-15, 1ST MAW, III MAF from Worcester, MA killed in action on May 18, 1969
Private First Class Michael E. Poliquin, USMC, MABS-16, MAG-16, 1ST MAW, III MAF from Bowdoinham, ME killed in action on August 19, 1969
Specialist Matthew M. Pollini, ARMY, 772nd Military Police Company, Massachusetts Army National Guard from Rockland, MA killed in action on January 22, 2009
Captain Steven J. Popkin, ARMY, 244TH AVN CO (SURV), 307TH AVN BN, 164TH AVN GROUP,
1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV from Springfield, MA killed in action on February 28, 1968
Major Stephen R. Porcella, ARMY, HHT, 1ST SQDN, 9TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Worcester, MA killed in action on November 30, 1967
1st Lieutenant Louis E. Porrazzo, ARMY, AERO RIFLE PLT, B TRP, 1ST SQDN, 9TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Boston, MA killed in action on September 27, 1967
Captain Gary Thurston Porter, USMC, HMM-164, 7TH FLEET from Hanson, MA killed in action on June 20, 1967
First Lieutenant Kevin A. Porter, ARMY, C CO, 3RD BN, 22ND INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from Dorchester-Boston, MA killed in action on November 21, 1967
Sergeant Marquis R. Porter, USMC, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force from Brighton-Boston, MA killed in action on January 11, 2009
Sgt. Marquis Richard Porter, USMC, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Brighton, MA, January 11, 2009
Lance Corporal Richard C. Porter, USMC, SCOUT DOG PLT, A CO, 1ST MP BN, 1ST FORCE SVC RGT,
FORCE LOG CMD, III MAF from Hanover, NH killed in action on January 24, 1971
Sergeant Alfred N. Potter, USAF, 432ND CBT SPT GROUP, 432ND TAC RECON WING, 7TH AF from Newport, RI killed in action on April 10, 1970
Private First Class Richard Edward Potter, ARMY, HHC, 2ND BN, 14TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from Methuen, MA killed in action on May 26, 1967
Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Potts, ARMY, Battery A, 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery Regiment, Rhode Island Army National Guard from Tiverton, RI killed in action on October 3, 2004
Specialist Dennis Cullen Poulin, ARMY, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts Army National Guard killed in action on March 31, 2011
Staff Sergeant Lynn R. Poulin Sr, ARMY, Company A, 133rd Engineer Battalion, Maine Army National Guard from Freedom, ME killed in action on December 21, 2004
Private First Class Richard W. Power, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Southwick, MA killed in action on August 8, 1966
Captain Francis E. Powers, Jr, ARMY, B CO, 1ST BN, 20TH INFANTRY, 11TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Charlestown-Boston, MA killed in action on October 12, 1970
Lieutenant Richard Powers, Boston, MA FD, active duty death in 2005
Private John L. Pratt, USMC, M CO, 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Pittsfield, MA killed in action on March 3, 1969
Specialist Four Philip A. Pratt, ARMY, D CO, 1ST BN, 501ST INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from Fremont, NH killed in action on May 31, 1969
Lance Corporal Kevin Thomas Preach, USMC, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force from Bridgewater, MA killed in action on February 7, 2009
Specialist Four Dominic J. Preira Jr, ARMY, C CO, 1ST BN, 5TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Burlington, CT killed in action on February 18, 1966
Specialist Four Robert E. Preston, ARMY, B CO, 4TH BN, 23RD INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from Roxbury-Boston, MA killed in action on February 12, 1968
2nd Lieutenant Mark J. Procopio, ARMY, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Vermont Army National Guard from Stowe, VT killed in action on November 2, 2005
Lance Corporal Guy J. Protano, Jr, USMC, G CO, 2ND BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Worcester, MA killed in action on January 8, 1968
Private First Class Roland A. Provencal, ARMY, HHC, 1ST BN, 5TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Ware, MA killed in action on May 29, 1966
Specialist Four Paul A. Przelomski, ARMY, D CO, 2ND BN, 506TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from Webster, MA killed in action on February 3, 1968
Karen Pszenny, from Wakefield, MA, passed away in 2006. Mother my friend Tom
Specialist Four David J. Pugliesi, ARMY, B CO, 3RD BN, 7TH INFANTRY, 199TH INFANTRY BDE, USARV from Quincy, MA died on August 17, 1987 from injuries received on March 3, 1969
Staff Sergeant Edward A. Putney, ARMY, B CO, 65TH ENG BN, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from Reading, MA killed in action on May 10, 1969
2nd Lieutenant Wilton S. Pyle, USMC, H CO, 2ND BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Morris, CT killed in action on May 29, 1969
Lance Corporal Paul F. Quill, USMC, 1ST BRIDGE CO, 7TH ENG BN, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Weymouth, MA killed in action on January 12, 1968
Sergeant John P. Quinn, Jr, ARMY, D CO, 2ND BN, 5TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Peabody, MA killed in action on September 01, 1971
2nd Lieutenant Michael P. Quinn, USMC, H CO, 2ND BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Charlestown-Boston, MA killed in action on August 29, 1969
Private First Class Richard J. Quinn, ARMY, A CO, 3RD BN, 60TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from Cambridge, MA killed in action on January 7, 1969
Sergeant John V. Quintal, ARMY, D CO, 1ST BN, 27TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV from Somerville, MA killed in action on June 19, 1968



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