Joseph P. Faloretti

Age: 67

Hometown: Springfield, Massachusetts

Residence: Winchester

High school: Springfield Technical High School, Springfield, Massachusetts

Branch: Air Force

Rank: Staff Sergeant, Aircraft Weapons Mechanic

Dates served: 1970 to 1974

Places served: Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado; Ubon Royal Thai Air Base; Macdill Air Force Base, Florida

Awards received: Air Force Outstanding Unit AWD (8th Tactical Fighter Wing), USAF Good Conduct Medal (USA), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (USa), USAF Longevity Service Awd, Vietnam Campaign Medal (Republic Of Vietnam)

Story: Four generations of my family have voluntarily served in the United States Military Services. In addition to me, my grandfather Felix Faloretti, US Army 1917-1918, Rainbow Division, Combat veteran of World War I (Purple Heart); my father Albert B. Falorette (surname misspelled on birth certificate) US Army Air Forces, 8TH Air Force, World War II 19 MAR 1941-07 SEP 1945; My older brother John A. Faloretti, US Air Force 28 JUN 1967-25 JUN 1971, Detachment 12, 4TH Weather Wing Military Airlift Command and my nephew Christopher Faloretti, US Marine Corps, 1993-2005, Combat veteran of Gulf War II

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