• Hometown Heroes


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  • 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

    2021/2022 Hometown Heroes 

    Memorial Sponsors:

    2023 Sponsors

    Pennsylvania Mentor

    Hilton Garden Wilkes-Barre

    Latona Trucking

    Highland Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

    Rose Randazzo Esq

    Blue Ribbon Farm Dairy

    Jeffrey F Walker DMD

    Insalaco Development

    Hassey Legal

    Donut Connection of Exeter

    Cataldo L Alfano DMD

    Nexline Communications LLC

    Fox Hill Country Club


    2022 Sponsors

    Fidelity Discount & Deposit Bank

    PPL Electric Utilities

    Just Fred Custom Catering

    Atlas Realty Inc

    A + E Group Inc

    QSC Enterprises Inc

    Midlantic Engineering Inc

    Pro-Data Processing Inc

    Cooper Electric


    Brian T. Kelly, CPA

    Pulse Integration

    Sewer Authority of Pittston Township

    Adonizio Funeral Home

    Lyneer Staffing Solutions LLC

    Close 2U Storage


    Exeter Borough

    FenceOne Fence Solutions

    Acton Technologies Inc

    First Choice Business Solutions

    Marie's Diner

    Agolino's Restaurant

    Commission on Economic Opportunity

    Tipsy Turtle

    Independent Graphics



    Joseph R. Aliciene & Company

    Jenkins Township Board of Supervisors

    Old Mill Pine Inc


    ESSA Bank

    Action Lift Inc

    JD Custom Pools

    Eastern Distribution Center

    Foreign Trade Zone #24

    Wayne Bank


    Meals on Wheels of Greater Pittston

    Sapphire Salon & Destination Spa

    Skyzone - Pittston

    Albert's Pharmacy

    Wilkes-Barre CTC

    The Home Depot

    Howell-Lussi Funeral Home



    Attorney William F Burke

    Waste Reduction Recycling & Transfer

    Flexible Mobility

    LHVH Coordinated Health


    O'Donnell Law Offices


    NEPA Chapter of SHRM

    Williams Kinsman Lewis Architecture

    All Service Rite