Air Force vet offers rare insight into combat zone

Dec 22, 2015 664

On Monday, Nov. 9, U.S. Air Force veteran William "Billy" Castellano gave a riveting power point presentation of his time in the Middle East to a capacity crowd at the Italian American Veterans Museum. Billy told his story of how a boy from Galewood knew he wanted to follow in his family's tradition of service to the United States military, joining the Air Force as a young man.

As a member of the U.S. Air Force Security Forces, he was tasked with safeguarding nuclear weapons, codes and components. Deployed to the Middle East multiple times, he spent a year in Afghanistan as an international police mentor for the U.S. Department of State, serving in combat while embedded with the U.S. Army in the volatile Ghazni province.

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Fonte: Fra Noi

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