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Louis Vincent Ferraco

U.S. Army

Louis Vincent Ferraco was born on February 16, 1945. Raised in the Stapleton section of Staten Island,
he attended PS 14 and McKee High School. While attending high school Louis played baseball and basketball. He particularly enjoyed his cooking class. He had a paper route and loved to attend church and pray the Stations of the Saints/Cross. He also loved spending time with siblings, parents, and friends.

When he was 17, Louis worked in Manhattan maintaining a route along which he delivered food to people in their offices at work. In 1965 Louis pushed up his draft position to join the US Army. He served until 1967. He was in C Company, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One). While on patrol
on November 15, 1966 he was injured and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was also awarded the Sharpshooter Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Combat Infantry Badge.

Louis returned to his native Staten Island and continued to serve his community in different capacities, whether it was transporting school age kids or working as a school custodian. He retired in 2008. Louis has two daughters, one son, and four grandchildren. He likes to spend time with his wife and grand-
children. He is interested in cars, watching movies at home and sports on TV, visiting Atlantic city, and traveling when he has an opportunity. Louis also enjoys attending veteran events here on Staten Island with family and friends.

He is part of several Veterans organizations, including: the Order of the Purple Heart, the American legion, the Vietnam Veterans of America, and Disabled American Veterans.

Sponsored by Kathy Vairo (Daughter)

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