The Greatest of the Greatest Honored in Greenbelt

He was the youngest bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps' 306th Bomb Group, flying six combat missions before being shot down by Nazi fighter pilots in 1944. He and his crew were later taken as prisoners of war before being liberated by U.S. Army forces under General George S. Patton. In 2015, at age 93, he received the Presidential Unit Citation, with one Oak Leaf Cluster, for extraordinary heroism in combat.

On March 13, Greenbelt MISSION BBQ was truly honored to host a special luncheon for Retired U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt., John R. Pedevillano.

During our daily salute to the National Anthem, the entire restaurant was humbled to be among of one the greatest of the Greatest Generation. When his accomplishments were shared with all, there was a much-deserved standing ovation. Today, his 8th Air Force Patch is proudly displayed on our wall for everyone to admire. To a great American Hero, you are inspiration to Americans everywhere.