Florida: Mary Help in Tampa Honors Veterans

15 Nov 2018


The community celebrates our veterans as they enjoy appetizers and barbecue on the back patio of the St. Philip Residence (l-r): Bro. Dave Iovacchini, Fr. Tom Gwozdz, Bro. Mike Brinkman, Fr. Raul Acosta, Fr. Tony D’Angelo, and Fr. John Masiello.

by Bro. Bob Metell, SDB

On Veterans Day, November 12, the Tampa SDB community gathered to honor those who have served their nations in the armed forces. The community was joined by lay volunteers Antoinette Lloyd-Evans and Maria Pacheco. Fr. Bruce Craig provided a delicious BBQ meal. It was a great time, great food and plenty of it!

U.S. Army

Fr. Tony D’Angelo

Fr. Sid Figlia

Fr. Joe Hannon (chaplain)

Fr. Ken Germaine

Fr. Paul Bedard (Belgian army)

Fr. Benjamin Kim (Korean army)


U.S. Air Force

Bro. Mike Brinkman


U.S. Navy

Fr. Ken Rodes (chaplain)


U.S. Coast Guard

Bro. Bob Metell, who received a Certificate of Appreciation earlier in the day from the FMAs’ Villa Madonna School in Tampa.

Bro. Bob Metell received a certificate of appreciation earlier in the day from Villa Madonna School.
Credit: Lili DeGrasse