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(East) Lt. Col. Venice “V” Carl Gacono US Army, National Guard, Reserve 8 Nov. Annville PA.


Nov 19


Lt Col. Venice “V” Carl Gacono
US Army, National Guard/Army Reserve.

Friday November 8th, 2019
Annville, PA 17003

The Patriot Guard Riders of Pennsylvania have been asked to stand in honor of and escort Lt Col Venice Carl Gacono on Friday November 8th. V Carl Gacono served in the United States Army. Followed by an extensive career in the Army National Guard and finally retiring from the U.S. Army Reserve. He was the recipient of the Joint Defense Meritorious Service Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Meritorious Service Medal. With an hour Glass device. V. Carl Gacono was a well-known and admired man. He was known for his love of the Military and his dedication to community. He and his beloved wife Mary are credited with starting the Annville Memorial Day parade which has grown into one of the biggest and best Pennsylvania has to offer. We will stand to Honor Lt. Col. Gacono at his visitation and service at United Church of Christ in Annville. Following his service, we will escort him to his final rest at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. There we will stand in silent honor of his service to this Nation. Lt Col. Venice Carl Gacono is a true American Patriot that has served this great nation with honor. Now it’s our turn to stand and h

Date:  November 8th, 2019
Staging:     0900 Hrs.
Visitation:  0930-1100 Hrs.

Service:     1100 Hrs.
United Church of Christ
Annville Pa 17003



Staging: (If only going to IGNC) 1230 Hrs

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Annville PA 17003

Richard Place


Phone:  717-201-8554

(Stage at the parking lot opposite the rear of the PA Memorial, (turn left at the US Flag Circle).  DO NOT PROCEED TO COMMITTAL SITE WITHOUT PERMISSION.

NOTE: Concealed carry permits are NOT recognized on military installations and federal reservations. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery is a federal reservation. Do not bring weapons or hazardous materials to this mission.)

For mission information, contact:

Eric M. Cramer Veterans Liaison East
Phone:  717-507-5213


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