CW2 Rocco Cassano was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/01/1979 at the age of 30.5 (Exact date not known.) from A/C accident
Rochester, NY
Flight Class 68-521
Date of Birth 07/29/1948
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Greg Ross

More detail on this person: Killed on take off in Navy A-6 because of a flameout in Puerto Rico. Joined Navy after flying both slicks and guns in the Army.Rocco was a friend of mine. He was honer guard at my cousin, John Stirpe's funeral after he was killed in action in Vietnam in 1968. We would go and get pizza on weekends - we were all friends. He enlisted with his brother, Tony and my cousin John in 1967. He did four tours in Vietnam. He died in a plane crash in February 1979 in Portorico. He and Tony escorted my cousin John's body from Vietnam in October 1968.

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