TEDESCO, William J. 86, passed on Nov. 3, 2012. He was born in Newton, MA. He served his country in WWII as a B-24 heavy Bomber Flight Engineer; in Korea as Commanding Officer of the 151st TC Cargo Helicopter Field Maintenance Detachment; and twice in Viet Nam, as Commanding Officer of the 8th TC Helicopter Company and was promoted to Lt. Colonel and commanded the 53rd Aviation Detachment (GUNS A GO-GO). He served his country loyally and bravely for over two decades. Bill was a recipient of many honors and medals, one of which is the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was beloved husband of his wife, Barbara, his mate for sixty-three years, and the much loved father and friend of his three children: Debra Tedesco, David Tedesco and Diane Tedesco. And he shared his love with his six grandchildren and his three great-grandchildren. He will be loved and cherished in our hearts forever. Donations may be made in his honor to the Disabled Veterans of America. Please sign his guestbook at www.veteransfuneralcare.com Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 7, 2012