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Vito A. Pampalona At 7th Annual Christmas Party In Washington DC

December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the dedicated staff at the Occupational Therapy Clinic and MATC at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  Your continued hard work and sincere dedication to the patients and families has, and always, will make a difference.  Thank you for all your assistance for the past 7 years, especially at our annual Christmas party.


“Uncle Vito”

7th Annual Christmas Party At Walter Reed In Washington DC

2010 Holiday Reception at the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff Residence

December 16, 2010

Vito A. Pampalona attended the 2010 Holiday Reception at the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff and Mrs. Michael G. Mullen’s Residence in Washington D.C.

Vito A. Pampalona attended the 2010 Holiday Reception at the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff and Mrs. Michael G. Mullen’s Residence in Washington D.C.

A huge thank you to the ladies of Goodison Place…

December 13, 2010

For years, the ladies of Goodison Place Subdivision (Oakland Township) have gotten together to help Vito with the Christmas party at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  This year, Vito was asked to include the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center.  Vito would like to thank all the ladies for their continued work in collecting, donating, wrapping, stuffing and packaging of all these wonderful gifts.  This year, they included a backpack, shirt, shorts, polo shirt, toothbrushes, beef jerky, chocolate truffles and the ladies received hair products, makeup, purses and more.

A Huge Thank You To The Rochester Volunteer Fire Department

November 17, 2010

We want to send a huge thank you to the Rochester Volunteer Fire Department.  They generously raised and donated $1,250.00 to the Yellow Ribbon Fund in honor of SPC Alex Knapp.

Vito is currently recruiting donations for his Annual Christmas Parties

November 1, 2010

Vito is currently recruiting donations for his Annual Christmas Parties at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC and National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD  which will be held Dec 2 and Dec 3 respectively.  This year will mark the seventh year at Walter Reed.  He will also attend his Yellow Ribbon Fund Board of Directors meeting on Dec 1, as they welcome new Board members Annie and General Stanley McChrystal(retired four star) who recently joined their board.

Vito’s been in Washington D.C. again

November 1, 2010

Vito Anthony Homes President Vito A. Pampalona just returned from Washington DC where he  is a member of  the selection committee for Colorado Tech University which awarded 50 scholarships (25 to returning wounded soldiers and 25 to  their spouses).  Also serving on the committee were Tammy Duckworth, under secretary of the Veterans Administration  and Marie Tillman of the Pat Tillman Foundation in addition to other military and non military committee members.

Friends and family are remembering SPC David “Alex” Knapp

October 4, 2010

A 24-year-old Macomb Township war vet died of a heart attack over the weekend.

Army SPC Alex Knapp died Saturday after playing in a sled hockey game at Ferris State University.  Knapp was competing in an exhibition game of sled hockey in Big Rapids on Saturday when he began to feel chest pains. Rescue workers attempted to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful.

 His family said he was playing hard in hopes of competing in the next Paralympics.

Knapp was an Army police officer station in Iraq.  He was on his final mission in Iraq before going on leave when he lost both legs in an IED explosion on March 14, 2008.  

Last December, he moved back to Shelby Township into his own home built for him by an organization called Homes For Our Troops.

Services will be held at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons at 54880 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI  48346.

Visitatons:  2 PM – 9 PM on Tuesday, October 5th

                         1 PM – 9 PM on Wednesday, October 6th

Memorials:  The family has requested that all memorials be sent to Yellow Ribbon Fund.