His enthusiasm and passion were on display, just moments after he finished riding in The Wall That Heals Motorcycle Escort.

"It just brought tears to my eyes", Charlie Castelluccio told Erie News Now. "I was in FairvIew, with all of these kids and I yelled out, I can't hear you and they responded, it was great."

Castelluccio served in the early 70's and most of the memories are still fresh.

He made a lot of friends during his tour of duty and he remains in touch with many of them.

He also had moments he would like to forget.

"One Veteran came up to me at a Ceremony and I had my medals on and he said, you are one of them. That didn't go over well, I earned those medals."

Pastor Castelluccio also serves at the Life Springs Center in Titusville and is a Representative at the Erie V.A. Medical Center.