• Hometown Heroes

  • The Hometown Heroes Memorial, dedicated July 1, 2012, is a focal point of the entrance to the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce at 104 Kennedy Boulevard in Pittston. Erected on the front lawn, with a view of the Susquehanna River and the Firefighters Memorial Bridge, which itself was dedicated in memory of two Pittston area firefighters killed in a 1993 blaze.

    The memorial honors:

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  • Pennsylvania Army National Guard

    Lt. Col. Richard Berrettini

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  • Pennsylvania State Police

    Trooper Joshua Miller

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  • Pennsylvania Army National Guard

    1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo

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  • Virginia Beach Police Officer

    Rodney Pocceschi

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  • U.S. Army Specialist

    Dale Kridlo

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  • U. S. Army

    Capt. T.J. Hromisin


    An engraved granite monument dedicated to each man encircles a 50-foot flag pole outside the Chamber of Commerce building. Each monument includes a brass plaque of their photo. Personalized memorial bricks were sold to line the walkway of the memorial.

    In addition to the five monuments in the front of the Chamber building, a living memorial was erected on the side of the building to honor retired Army Capt. T.J. Hromisin, who suffered a traumatic brain injury and was left blind after being shot in the head while serving in Iraq in May 2007. Hromisin's monument is placed next to a tree planted in his honor.

    Former Chamber President, Charlie Adonizio said the Hometown Heroes Memorial was a snapshot of post-Sept. 11 heroes from the Pittston area, the latest in a long line of patriots from the area who made the ultimate sacrifice.

    Click Here to read more about the Hometown Heroes Memorial.

  •  Thank you to our

    2021 Hometown Heroes 

    Memorial Sponsors:

    Old Mill Pine Products Inc

    Benco Dental

    Infinite Alchemy Hair Studio

         The Sapphire Salon and      Destination Spa

    Cooper Electric

    Tomato Bar

    Plaza Beverage


    Joseph R Aliciene & Co

              Meals on Wheels of      Greater Pittston

    Wilkes Barre Area Career and Technical Center

    KOST Tire & Auto Service

    Commonwealth Health EMS

    Superior Health Services Inc


    Wilkes-Barre Scranton Chiropractic

    Pazzo Restaurant

    Sky Zone Trampoline Park

    Albert's Pharmacy Inc


    Prociak and Associates LLC

    Joseph A Dessoye Esquire

    Allied Services

    Diversified Payroll Solutions Inc

    Blue Ribbon Farm Dairy Inc


    All Service Rite Inc


    Evolve Fitness

    JP Boden

    UGI Utilities


    Aviation Technologies Inc


    Edwards Business Systems

    City of Pittston

    UFCW Federal Credit Union

    Precision Adhesives & Chemicals

    FNCB Bank

    Murphy Schardien CPA LLC

    Brian T Kelly CPA and Associates


    Joyce Insurance Group

    Sorella Hair Salon

    Carver and Associates

    Keystone Automotive Operations


    SCHOTT North America

    Barber Ford Inc

    Milazzo Industries

    Rowe Door Sales Co

    B3Q Smokehouse

    Jack Williams Tire Co

     TJ Cannon Inc

    Capozucca Brothers

    Dupont Monument Shop Inc

    Albert B Melone Co

    ProGuard Warranty Inc

    Highway Federal Credit Union