DENISCO, Robert Eugene, August 28th 1936 - May 16th 2013 Brandon, Florida. Robert DeNisco served in the Army and was stationed in Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry cross, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal In September 1970, Robert DeNisco averted a hijacking to North Korea while on board TWA Flight 15 from Los Angeles, California. He received commendations from President Nixon, Department of Transportation Secretary John Volpe, and Congressman Dan Rostenkowski and was honored by the 91st Congress in the Congressional Record, September 16, 1970. Robert DeNisco was truly an American hero who loved his country. He was a positive influence on and wonderful role model for his family and community. He is survived by sister, Jean Jerstead; niece, Margo Millimam; nephews, George, Albert and Raymond Carapella. A Memorial Service will be held at the Florida National Cemetery at 6502 S.W. 102nd Avenue Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Published in TBO.com on May 21, 2013