Suffolk County Homefront, Inc.
Homefront, Inc. is a 501c3
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not for profit organization located in
Suffolk County New York. We
are a group of volunteers who proudly live within Suffolk
County and believe it is our civic duty to support the brave
men and women of our military who also reside here. Our
support extends to the military units located within our
county, the families of our service members and to our
Our mission includes, but is not
limited to: purchasing supplies, equipment and care packages
for our deployed service members, volunteering our time at
military sponsored events, and also recognizing the
sacrifices of those who have died or been injured during
Suffolk County Homefront, Inc. was created
to honor the memory, sacrifice and heroism of
Marine Cpl. Matthew V. Dillon, a family member
killed in action on December 11, 2006.
had completed one tour of duty in Iraq in 2004 as a member of the
Army National Guard and was awarded a
Purple Heart for wounds sustained during
combat in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In September 2006, Matthew returned to
Iraq as a Marine, assigned to the Marine
Wing Support Squadron 373 as a Military
Policeman. He was selected as the fire team
leader for the HAVOC II combat team.. On
December 11, 2006 in the
Al Anbar Province, while engaged
in battle with insurgents, the humvee Matt and
his team were in was struck by an IED
killing him and two fellow Marines. For this,
Cpl Dillon was awarded his second
Purple Heart with a Gold Star.
Matthew was just short of his 26th birthday
when he made the ultimate sacrifice for our
country. His family and friends do not
measure his life by the short time he was on
this earth but by the quality of which he
lived those years. In keeping with the
spirit and patriotism of who Cpl Matthew
Dillon was, this organization was created.
To honor Matthew and all veterans we will
strive to be successful in our mission
of supporting the brave men and women of
Suffolk County who are so valiantly
serving our country and to uphold the honor
of our Veterans.
a service member to our
organization from our contact page.
HUGE Thank you to Dan and Greg, the owners of Long
Ireland Beer Company in Riverhead for raising over
$1200.00 for Suffolk County Homefront, through their
Annual Crappy Present Auction. It was great meeting
these guys and we look forward to future endeavors
with them! If you are local, or in the area, stop
in, say hello and "Drink a beer".
"Three generations of Marines"
From left to right,
Mr. Jerry Arico, Korean War Veteran, Mr. Walter Oelerich WWII
and Iwo Jima Survivor, & Mr. William Lysen Vietnam
Veteran. These three men came out to show support the the family
of fellow Marine, LCPL James Argentine, KIA August 6,
2009. (click photo for an enlargement)