Mt. Washington (City of Pittsburgh)


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Mount Washington Community Development





SSgt Joseph R. Ackerman
World War II
United States Army


SP4 Albert Bianchini
44th Medical Brigade - Vietnam War
United States Army


SSgt John W. Brady
4th Bomb Squadron, 14th Bombardment - WWII
United States Army Air Forces


Cpl Thomas E. Brady
619th Transportation Company - Guadalcanal, Pacific Theatre
United States Army


PFC Kenneth R. Brannigan
39th Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group
United States Army


T/4 Albert J. Brusco
9th Medical Unit, 9th Infantry Division - WWII
United States Army


Cpl Donald K. Clark
Co D 32nd Inf Regt - Korea
United States Army


TSgt George A. Coccaro
75th Signal Company (SP) - WWII
United States Army


SP4 Joseph F. Coccaro
Vietnam - 1970 -1974
United States Army


PVT Edmund D. Cybulski
3rd Infantry - WWII
United States Army


SP4 Edmund T. Cybulski
48th Group, 446 Transportation Company - Vietnam War
United States Army


PFC Patrick J. Davis
189th Field Artillery Battalion, 45th Infantry - WWII
United States Army


PFC Carmelo J. DiFiore
WWII - HQ Btry, 18th AB Corps
United States Army


Cpl John B. Duffill
4th Battalion 1322 Service Command - WWII
United States Army


E4 Albert R. Duffy
Vietnam War
United States Army


SP3 Russell J. Flaherty
Korean War
United States Army


 Stanley S. Gaston
Vietnam - 2d Bn, 7th Cav, 1st Cav Div
United States Army


 Patsy Gianella

United States Army


Sgt Paul G. Gich

United States Army


Captain Henry J. Gitnik
WWII - Philippine Liberation
United States Army


PFC Rodger P. Herbel
USA SEP TRF PT (WOUSOT) FGGM MD FORSCOM - Vietnam
United States Army


Sgt William H. Kelly
14th AA CMD Int Team Det - WWII
United States Army


PVT-2 William M. `Bill` Kennedy
279th INF 3rd Armored DIV - Korean War Combat
United States Army


Cpl Anthony Liebro
25th INF - Korean War
United States Army


TEC4 Edward Machajewski
AAA Battalion - WWII
United States Army


Sgt E-5 James L. McGrath
2/14 Infantry. 25th Infantry DIV - Vietnam War
United States Army


PFC Paul J. McGrath

United States Army


SGT Thomas P. McGrath
Co.C. 16th Signal Battalion, 7th Army
United States Army


SP 4 Robert J. McKenna
USAMPS - Vietnam War
United States Army


PVT Edward Moore
USARV - Vietnam War
United States Army


PVT James Moore
101st Airborne Division - The Cold War
United States Army


MSgt Frank Nolan
World War II - Battle of the Bulge
United States Army


Sgt Paul O`Donnell
300th AAF BU - WWII
United States Army Air Forces


SP4 Donald R. Rall
18th MP Det - Vietnam War
United States Army


PFC Charles G. Riley
1097th TC - Vietnam War
United States Army


S/Sgt Raymond F. Rusnic
436th Bomb Squadron - WWII
United States Army


TEC4 Albert Russo
P-965 M.A.W.V (3rd Echelon) - WWII
United States Army


Tec 3 William J. Shields
97th Signal Bn, 3rd Army - WWII
United States Army


SP4 (T) David A Spinelli

United States Army


PFC Francis `Bud` Stang
5th Army - World War II
United States Army


Sgt James T. Strutt
82nd Airborne, 503rd Infantry - Vietnam War
United States Army


PFC Donald M. Tarr
17th Field Artillery Battalion SVC Battery - Korean War
United States Army


Pvt Joseph J. Verzi
18th Infantry Regiment - WWII
United States Army


SP4 Walter Walicki
Vietnam War
United States Army


 Howard E. Ward
World War II
United States Army


 Alan C. Young
1st Cavalry Division - Vietnam War
United States Army



Find my Banner!

BANNERS FOR MILITARY VETERANS
from Mount Washington
coming soon to
GRANDVIEW AVENUE











Andy Kearney, Chaplain for the VFW Post 5111, Mt. Washington with
Gordan Davidson, executive director of the Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation and
Tom Cusick, president of VFW Post 5111 during the Memorial Day Service
on Grandview Ave, Sunday May 29,2022.











Officials representing the city of Pittsburgh, a veterans organization and two civic groups used a Memorial Day service Sunday to usher in a display of banners — beginning in June — honoring those from Mount Washington who served in the military.

The banners with vets’ photos will hang from street poles along Grandview and Virginia avenues in Mount Washington in years to come between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Two members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5111 — chaplain Andy Kearney and president Tom Cusick — announced that after 20 years of efforts, veteran families in the neighborhood overlooking Downtown can celebrate that banners will wave above the city very soon.

“We will have banners going up on Mount Washington starting next month, just like you see in other suburbs,” Mr. Cusick said at the Memorial Day service at the war memorial outside the Duquesne Incline on Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington. He said making it happen wasn’t easy.

“Getting the paperwork through in the city of Pittsburgh was a little bit tougher than a borough,” Mr. Cusick said.

In addition to Post 5111, two members of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation — executive director Gordon Davidson and Tom Tighe — were also involved in the banner project.

“Today, I am so excited to say we will finally have the banners with our veterans on Grandview Avenue, and I want to thank the MWCDC and the Neighbors on the Mount and MWCDC’s Tom Tighe who helped cut through all the red tape to make sure the veterans were honored,” Pittsburgh City Council President Theresa Kail-Smith said.

Regarding who will be displayed on the banners, Mr. Cusick said, “We will start with active members here and pictures of guys who have been working on this the past 20 years and have passed away while waiting, including veterans Al Brusco from the Brusco-Falvo Funeral Home, Al Young and Jimmy Nolan.”

Also going up will be four Mount Washington residents who were killed in action in the Vietnam War.

Jack Wagner, a former state auditor general and City Council president who was wounded in combat as a Marine, also served as a guest speaker at the ceremony.

Pointing to the obelisk that stands outside of the Duquesne Incline and is engraved with the names of service members, he highlighted those who had given their lives for their country.

“If it wasn’t for the people who put their life on the line for our country, we would not be here,” he said. “Look no further than Ukraine, where [an outside] dictator and an authoritarian government [want] to control the people, and that is what our veterans have fought against since the inception of this country.

“So when you are at a picnic, make a toast to those who have served our country — especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Post 5111 is currently raising funds for the banner installation, which Mr. Cusick said is costly.

“Being recognized is important, especially for the families of those who have passed,” he said.

Vietnam veterans from Post 5111 performed the gun salute for each name of service members who were killed in action. This was followed by the playing of taps to conclude the ceremony.







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PO3 Francis J. `Fran` Abate
7th Fleet Pacific - WWII
United States Navy


BU3 Kenneth R. Brannigan
103rd Naval Construction Battalion
United States Navy


S1 Francis J. Caparelli
Armed Guard - WWII
United States Navy


GM3/c Henry C. Caparelli
European/Pacific Theaters - WWII
United States Navy


ADC Brian A. Coccaro
COMMACCL Wing NFLK
United States Navy


EM3 Leo L. Dilley
World War II - Philippine Liberation
United States Navy


AOM 2 Joseph A. Dilley
World War II
United States Navy


PO1 Russell Ebert
USS LST-1041 - WWII
United States Navy


PHM2/c - Phm3/c Andrew & Katherine Gich
4th Marines - 6th MarDiv
United States Navy


S1c Louis C Krauth
WWII - Philippine Liberation
United States Navy


MM2 C. Hubert Metzler
Seabees - WWII, Guam
United States Navy


PH1 Lawrence J. Schohn
US Navy Training Station - WWII
United States Navy


COX William Stickman
Pacific Fleet, USS New Jersey - WWII
United States Navy


S1c Rudolph Svrcek
WWII - USAT Aconagua
United States Navy


 Joseph M. Tighe
33rd Seabees - World War II
United States Navy





CPL Joseph R. Ackerman
Vietnam
United States Marine Corps


PFC Daniel J. Birmingham
3rd Marine DIV, 21st Marines - WWII
United States Marine Corps


Sgt Thomas L. Clibbens
MAG 11 Bulk Fuelman - Vietnam
United States Marine Corps


Cpl Gerald D. Conley
3rd Marine Division - Vietnam War
United States Marine Corps


Cpl Paul Cusick
Vietnam War
United States Marine Corps


LCpl Thomas Cusick
M-4-12 Artillery - Vietnam War
United States Marine Corps


CPL Thomas Cusick
WWII
United States Marine Corps


PFC Edward W. Duffy
2nd Bn - 10th Marines - 2nd Mar Div
United States Marine Corps


Sgt Richard Ebert
1st Marine Airwing - Vietnam War
United States Marine Corps


1SG Walter M. Harris
RETIRED USMC
United States Marine Corps


Cpl James W. Jones
6th Marines, 2nd Tank Bn - Beirut Lebanon
United States Marine Corps


Cpl James G. Nolan
World War II - Iwo Jima
United States Marine Corps


Sgt Paul Nolan
World War II - Okinawa
United States Marine Corps





SMSgt Anthony J. Abate
USAF, PA ANG - Global War on Terrorism
United States Air Force


Sgt Daniel P. Birmingham
54th Weather Reconnaissance - Vietnam War
United States Air Force


Sgt Patrick Cusick
2046th Comm Gp, Air Traffic Control - Vietnam Era
United States Air Force


Sgt Nicholas J. DiFiore
Vietnam War
United States Air Force


Sgt Dennis J. Downey
Vietnam War
United States Air Force


Sgt Robert J. George
TAC - Korea (Pueblo Crisis - 1968)
United States Air Force


S/Sgt Robert C. Griffin
Korean War
United States Air Force


MSgt Charles P. Koerber
911-TAG - Vietnam War, Desert Shield/Storm
United States Air Force


SSgt Keith J. Kostosky
Air Defense Command - Vietnam War
United States Air Force


SGT Joseph E. Milcarek
SAC-HQ - Vietnam
United States Air Force


SSG Anne Pisano Massucci
911 TAG
United States Air Force


Major John B Sullivan
34 Tac Ftr Sq
United States Air Force




SPC E4 Stanley F. McCluske
28th Infantry DIV, 107th Field Artillery
Army National Guard





SK2c John Hallahan
North Atlantic Conflict
United States Coast Guard





 William C. Gaab
WWII
Merchant Marines