Fallen hero remembered at Mass

June 27th, 2015 1:35 am

First Posted: 5/22/2013

1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo, who was killed in action in Afhanistan, was remembered Monday, May 20 at the annual Memorial Mass celebrated to commemorate the anniversary of his death at his home parish, Our Lady of the Eucharist (formerly St. Mary Help of Christians), North Main Street, Pittston.

DePrimo, at 35, a first lieutenant with Delta Company 109th Infantry Division 1st Battalion of the Pennsylvania National Guard, was killed on May 19, 2008 while serving in Afghanistan when the vehicle in which he was riding was hit with an improvised explosive device.

DePrimo, a platoon leader for the security force protecting the provincial reconstruction team when the attack occurred, was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge.