Military Order Of The Purple Heart’s Anniversary Luncheon

Tony Lo Bianco (4th from l) and the late Tito Puente, Sr. were honored at the ceremony.
Photo by Miriam Quin

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Colon-Rivera Memorial Chapter 3 NYC commemorated its 27th Anniversary Luncheon on Saturday, September 15 at Marina del Rey. This year’s honorees were former commander David Hall; Richard Bertoli, Sr.; president Carmen Brown; former junior commander Abner Greenberg; Benjamin Alston, commander Bernard Robinson, Tony Lo Bianco, Ramon Caraballo and the late Tito Puente, Sr.

(l-r) Ray Ray Caraballo, actor Jose Hernandez, Jr. and Tito Puente, Jr. enjoyed the gala celebration honoring Caraballo and Puente’s fathers.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(l-r) Honorees David Hall; Richard Bertoli, Sr. and Carmen Brown; master of ceremonies chaplin Manual Gabrero; honorees Abner Greenberg, Bernard Robinson and Benjamin Alston.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(l-r) Special VIP guest Ariel Cartagena, Cesar Perez, Conde Hall and Pastor Gordon had a great time at the celebration.
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(l-r) Joseph Colon; Tito Puente, Jr.; Rosalie Puente; Ariel Cartagena; Ray Ray Caraballo and Jose Hernandez, Jr. welcomed everyone to the awards gala.
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Tito Puente, Jr. and Audrey Puente proudly accepted their late father Tito Puente, Sr.’s award.
Photo by Miriam Quin

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