Prisco DeAngelis

President of the United Military Veterans of Kings County, Inc.

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Born in Brooklyn, NY on September 19, 1932 in Long Island College Hospital. Prisco has been married to his lovely wife Ruth (nee Herlihy) for over 60 years and they had two children Catherine and Peter. Prisco and Ruth have four grandchildren: Nicholas, Robert, Danielle and Anthony and four great-grandchildren: Michael, Keira, Eva Marie and Jimmy.

Prisco enlisted in the US Army on February 19, 1952 and served honorably in Korea with the 7th Infantry Division – 32nd Infantry Regiment. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Prisco is the recipient of two purple hearts for wounds received while serving in Korea.

After returning from Korea, Prisco worked as a supervisor for Detecto Scales. After 15 years when the company decided to move out of town, Prisco then went on to work for the Daily News for 17 years. He is an active member of a number of Veteran Service Organizations. He joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars William P. Mooney Post 2652 in 1958 and became a Life member in 1966 where he served as the Post Commander several times. In 1973 he became a member of the Michael A. Rawley, Jr. American Legion Post 1636 and served as the commander for that post several times. In 1976 he joined the American Legion Color Guard and is still an active member, and he joined the Society of the Forty and Eight where he served as the Grand Chef and Chef De Gare. He then served as the American Legion Kings County Commander from 1997 to ’98. From 2010 -’11 he was the American Legion Department of New York Vice Commander.

Prisco is currently the President of the United Military Veterans of Kings County, Inc. a non-profit Veterans organization. He also serves as the President of the Kings County Memorial Day Parade committee, proud sponsor of Brooklyn’s 150th Memorial Day Parade.