LTC Albert T. Fragola was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/31/2016 at the age of 74.0
Aspro Chorio - Paros,
Flight Class 67-15
Date of Birth 12/31/1942
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 213 ASHC in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam BLACK CAT 1
This information was provided by Ardy Fragola (wife)

More detail on this person: LTC (RET) Albert T. Fragola passed away December 30, 2016. He was living in Paros, Greece.

Born December 31, 1942 in Pelham, New York to Albert & Dora Fragola.

He attended Rutgers-The State University, NJ. Manhattan College, NY. Hunter College , NY. Texas Christian University, TX -MLA . and Cambridge University, UK- degree in Orthodox Christian History.

Al was an avid Aviator who loved flying. He served 34 years in the Armed Forces: Six years in the Marine Corp, 3 years active and 3 years reserve. 28 years in the Army. Al proudly served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a Helicopter Pilot. He was the recipient of The Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, and Air Medal among other awards. Al attended Command and General Staff College, 1983, graduating with honors and the US Naval War College in 1995. He Retired August 31, 1995 from the 124th Arcom, Ft. Lawton, Washington.

Al was also an avid boater, cruising the waters of the Great Lakes and the Pacific Northwest. He served as Commodore of the Oak Harbor Yacht Club.

He also loved riding his Vespa. He formed the Vespa Club del Mediterraneo while living in Greece, hosting several Scooter Rallies in Greece, Italy, Spain and France. Participants came from the US, Canada, UK, Germany and Australia.

Al was very active in the Eastern Orthodox Church. He loved God, his family and living in the Greek Islands.

Al is survived by his beloved wife Ardy ,his daughters, Kirsten Poteet (Bill ) and Deidre Fragola, step son Michael Waldon, sister Geraldine O'Hara (John), four grandchildren and one great grandson.

Al is buried on his beloved Greek Island of Paros.

If desired, donations/contributions in Al's honor may be made to: The Aplastic Anemia MDS International Foundation. Contributions will be designated to support essential MDS research. Your gift may be made securely online, . Or by mail to: AAMDSIF, 4330 East West Highway, Suite 230, Bethesda, MD 20814

Burial information: Greek Island of Paros

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