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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: BM2 Palelli, Matty Marcone

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Palelli from Coast Guard Station Gloucester and local teenager, Matty Marcone, both have a passion for hockey and for life. After seeing a story on the news, Palelli invited Matty to be an honorary captain for the station’s hockey team and also made him an honorary member of the unit. Despite Matty’s illness, he showed Palelli that it’s the heart that counts the most!