The passing of Henry “Hank” Pezzetti


It is with regret that I must inform you of the passing of Henry Pezzetti, the MCL Department of California Legislative Liaison. Hank was known to all who have been a part of the his Detachment and the Department for well over the past six plus years that I know of. While the details of his passing and any future arrangements are currently not known, I have asked Elena Gamboa to keep me updated and I will inform you.

It doesn’t come as any surprise that Hank was in poor health, but just how poor his health was did come as a shock. Hank contacted me in March and told me that he needed to “step down” as Department Liaison due to liver disease and his inability to drive. He also indicated that his “resignation was a decision that really hurt” (him).

Rest In Peace, Hank. You will be missed by your Detachment and Department brother/sister Marines. Semper Fi!

Semper Fidelis,

Jim Loorya
Dept. of California
Southwest Division
Marine Corps League

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