Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-238

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 17, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • J.D. Callaway : jcallawa@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8058

    Honor Escort For Fallen Hero

    HCSO will conduct an honor escort of Fallen Hero Pfc. Paul O. Cuzzupe II on Wednesday, August 18, 2010.
    • Wednesday
    • August 18, 2010
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • MacDill AFB
    • Tampa, FL
    HCSO Will Conduct an Honor Escort of Fallen Hero Pfc. Paul O. Cuzzupe II

    On Wednesday, August 18, 2010, Fallen Hero Pfc. Paul O. Cuzzupe II will arrive at MacDill AFB tarmac at approximately 10:00 a.m. where a ceremony with the family will occur.

    At approximately 11:00 a.m., Pfc. Paul Cuzzupe and his family will depart MacDill AFB and be escorted with full honors to Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd, Brandon, Florida.

    Media will be allowed to photograph/video the arrival of the Fallen Hero from a vantage point near the front entrance of the funeral home.

    On Saturday, Pfc. Cuzzupe will be buried at the cemetery with full military honors around 11 a.m. There is a staging area for the media in the cemetery that provides for filming while affording the family and friends the space they desire.

    A representative will be at the funeral home/cemetery on both days to help direct any media who want to video the ceremonies. For any questions regarding on-site media arrangements, please contact the Funeral Director Renada Washington at 813-689-8121 Ext 516.

    Pfc. Paul Cuzzupe, 23, was an Army medic who was killed Aug. 8 in Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. Pfc.Cuzzupe was from Seffner and graduated from Armwood High School in Seffner.

    Please help this family by calling upon all citizens to line the roadways and show how the Tampa Bay Community will never let a Fallen American Hero Come Home Alone!!

    Escort Route:


    Wednesday, August 18, 2010, approximately 10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m

    MacDill AFB to Bayshore Boulevard,

    North on Bayshore Blvd to Platt Street,

    East on Platt St to Florida Avenue,

    North on Florida Ave to Jackson Street,

    East on Jackson to Jefferson Street,

    North on Jefferson Street to Twiggs Street,

    North on Channelside Drive to S.R. 60,

    East on State Road 60 to Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd, Brandon, Florida

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