Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Staff Sergeant Pierri Presents Gifts to Zechar Bailey Funeral Homes

Recently Staff Sergeant Richard C. Pierri, with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army based in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina returned home from Afghanistan and presented Zechar Bailey Funeral Homes with a very unique gift and thank you for their “Little Piece of Home Program”.

“I appreciate the opportunity to thank Kent Zechar, the staff of Zechar Bailey Funeral Homes and the citizens of our community for your unwavering support for the men and women of the 1-505 Parachute Infantry Regment in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom” stated Pierri.

Pierri had a unique shadow box made specifically to contain a US Flag which he flew January 26, 2012 over CJSOTF Village Stability Platform, responsible for the Village of Mangal, Afghanistan and its neighbors in the Baghlan Valley; a Battalion Coin that was awarded to him for Excellence in Combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009, a picture of the members of his 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment; and a set of Airborne wings representative of his 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division.

Zechar Bailey’s “Little Piece of Home Program” started in 2007. “The funeral home furnishes shipping containers, processes the administrative paper work and pays for all shipping to our troops overseas. However, the success of the program is based on the overwhelming support and participation of the generous citizens of the Darke County area” states Zechar.

As of April 19, 2012 there have been 2836 packages mailed to our men and women of the Armed Forces.
The shadow box is on display in the main lobby of the Greenville Funeral Home and all are invited to stop by to view.

Pierri is the son of Kent and Nancy Zechar and Richard and Kathy Pierri of Greenville.

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