Staff Sergeant Prisco De Angelis
Award: Honoring Our Veterans
Prisco (Pete) De Angelis was born on September 19, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York.
In February 1952, Mr. De Angelis joined the United States Army, serving with the 7th Infantry Division in the Korean War; he received a Purple Heart for wounds suffered during battle. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army in February 1954, where he had obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Mr. De Angelis continued to be involved with the military by serving as Post Commander for William P. Mooney Post # 2652, and has been a member of the American Legion since 1973. He is currently the Post Adjutant for the Michael A. Rawley Jr. Post in Brooklyn.
A member of the Kings County American Legion Honor Guard since 1976, Mr. De Angelis served as Kings County American Legion Post Commander in 1977-78 and was also Vice Commander for the New York American Legion in 2010-11. Mr. De Angelis is a member of the Society of the Forty and Eight Voiture No. 17 of Kings County, served as Chief De Gare of New York State and is presently the Grand Commisaire Intendent.
Mr. De Angelis currently serves as President of the United Veterans of Kings County, and is also a member of the Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade Committee, where he serves as Committee Chairman.
Married to Ruth - his wife of 57 years - they have two children, Catherine and Peter, as well as four beautiful grandchildren and three great grandchildren.