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Veterans, Officials Attend Appreciation BBQ

  The Department of Veterans Services hosted a Veterans Bounce Back Barbecue last Friday night on the American Legion Post 61 lawn. The event was in gratitude for Revere residents who have served in the U.S. Military.

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At left, wearing an American flag hat, is veteran Michael Fucile, who served in the U.S. Air Force in Germany from 1955 to 1959. He is shown with his wife of 60 years, Serina. At right are their friends Ana Moscoso and Akanni Hernandez, 12, during last Friday night’s Veterans Bounce Back Barbecue on the American Legion lawn.
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With American flags on the table: at left, veteran Frank Sarro, who served in the National Guard in the Army from 1954 to 1975 as a Sgt. First Class in Boston with Veterans Service Officer/Iraq veteran Marc Silvestri; at right are veteran Ronald Howard, who served as a Sgt. in Germany in 1975, and veteran William Reedy, who served in the National Guard from 1954 to 1972 in Massachusetts.
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Displaying the American flag: veteran Patrick Barrett, who served as a 2nd Class (electrician’s shipmate) in the Navy from 1955 to 1959, with his wife of 60 years, Catherine.
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At right is veteran John Serafini, who served in the Marines from 1971 to 1973 as a Lance Corporal, with veteran Leonard Blanchette, who served in Vietnam and Korea from 1971 to 1972 in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class (auxiliary).
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Veteran Anthony Iacoviello, who served as a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force from 1982 to 1993 in Asia and across the U.S., and Veterans Service Officer Marc Silvestri
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A statue of World War II veteran Morris Lasden, who served in the Marines, was on display.
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Shown from left to right: U.S. Navy Construction and Repair veteran Len Piazza, who served from 1943 to 1947 in Cuba and South America on the CV-32 ship; Michael Roper, who served in the Navy from 1968 to 1970 on the USS Bon Homme Richard in Vietnam; Ward 2 Councillor/U.S. Reserve veteran Ira Novoselsky, who served from 1968 to 1974; and USS O’Bannon DD-987 Operations Specialist Second Class Edward Murphy, who served in the West Pacific, South America and Caribbean from 1978 to 1982.
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Shown from left to right: Air Force Sgt. Stanley Wells, who served in Guam from 1964 to 1968; City Council President/Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto; and Veterans Service Officer/Iraq veteran Marc Silvestri.
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Shown from left to right: National Guard E-3 non-combat member/Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo, who served from 1985 to 1988; Marines Corporal Robert DeAmelio, who served from 1978 to 1982; Marines E-4 Corp. Leo MacAskill, who served two tours in Desert Storm; and Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto.
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Shown from left to right: School Committee Member candidate Vanessa Biasella, Veterans Service Officer/Iraq veteran Marc Silvestri, son Michael, 9, son Joseph, 8, and husband Michael Biasella.
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School Committee Member candidate Vanessa Biasella and Revere First Lady Daveen Arrigo
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Shown from left to right: Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo, School Committee Member candidate Vanessa Biasella, Mayor Brian Arrigo, Revere First Lady Daveen Arrigo, event organizer/Revere Veterans Service Officer Marc Silvestri, Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto, Ward 2 Councillor/U.S. Army Reserve former infantry Ira Novoselsky and John Kingston.
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Janice DeLuca and Vincent Bianco
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Ward 3 Councillor candidate Anthony Cogliandro and Revere Veterans Service Office Assistant Director Donna Dreeszen
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Ward 3 Councillor candidate Anthony Cogliandro and School Committee member candidate Vanessa Biasella

(Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

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