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Vito Pampalona

Vito Anthony Homes & Building

As a Vietnam veteran, Vito A. Pampalona has supported patients at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center since 2003. “Uncle Vito,” as he is known, created a book, video, and audio library and snack pantry for patients and their families. He also provides new clothes for patients to wear instead of hospital gowns and holds an annual Christmas party with generous gifts for patients, families and staff. Since 2003 he has raised or donated $500,000 to benefit wounded veterans. Pampalona is also national chair of the Yellow Ribbon Fund Ambassador program, which helps welcome injured soldiers home.