Farmingville, NY - On Saturday, November 2, Supervisor Ed Romaine, Councilman Neil Foley, Councilman Michael Loguercio, Receiver of Taxes Lou Marcoccia, other State and County officials, veteran groups, friends, and family were on hand to dedicate a portion of North Dunton Avenue in East Patchogue in honor of the late PFC Anton A. “Tony” Bugala USMC. The ceremony, which was held at the corner of North Dunton Avenue and Irving Avenue, featured a moving, personal and historical recounting of PFC Bugala’s short, but heroic life. As a member of Echo Company, 1st Marine Raider Battalion during World War II, he gave his life at age 21 in defense of our nation on September 14, 1942 at the battle of Edson’s Ridge on the Island of Guadalcanal. PFC. Bugala enlisted while living on a farm in East Patchogue directly across from what is now the Verne W. Critz Elementary School. The dedication was made possible through the Town of Brookhaven, South Bay VFW Post 8300, Hagerman Fire Department and South Country Ambulance Company.
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