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Dave Desiderio (#46621015)
 member for 12 years, 6 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo Commander, US Coast Guard (retired)

Associate Life Member, Legion of Valor

Life Member, VFW

Member, American Legion

Life Member, Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association

Member, Mobile Riverine Force Association

Vietnam Veteran

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Joseph Smith
27th IR
I have posted to, 27th IR pages, and Co H. Here is a short list of men. Email back for other links and pictures I postedon other sites.
Joseph Smith,
Added by Joseph Smith on Jul 05, 2013 3:06 PM
Greetings, Commander.
I just finished reading about Colonel Millett's valor in the book Beyond Glory by Larry Smith. Colonel Millett spoke highly of your relative (father?), Captain Reginald Desiderio, and as I was adding my thanks to Colonel Millett's memorial I noticed your name and that you retired from the US Coast Guard. I am still active duty CPO, CG, with 26 years service. I just wanted to say hello to a fellow shipmate. I will visit Captain Desiderio's memorial and leave my respects. God bless, Fair winds and following seas...Chief Petty Officer George McCall, USCG.
Added by CoastGuardMedic on Jan 05, 2013 1:40 AM
bonnie gachupin
Col. Millett
Dear Sir: I am Bonnie Gachupin. I knew Lew Millett for many years through my husband, before my husband, Army, Korean War vet, died. A few years after his death, Lew Millett and I fell in love and lived together for the last 7 years of his life. I would like to let you know that, although Lew had more experiences in life than a multitude of men would have together, he reiterated to me his experience of going to you (I am assuming you are this son) and your mother after your heroic father's death. I know that this experience touched him deeply as he recounted it to me on several occasions, briefly as Lew would do, but it was in his soul. He was a man of all men, and I was blessed with his love and him allowing me into his heart and soul. I am grieving the death of this great patriot, and miss him so.

Sincerely, Bonnie Gachupin
Added by bonnie gachupin on Jan 05, 2011 5:44 PM

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