The passing of another Vietnam Veteran, Bruce D’Agostino, will be featured in episode 978 of the Vietnam Veteran News. There was a story about him and his passing in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution titled: Bruce D’Agostino, 70: Vietnam veteran had heart for helping others. It was submitted Nancy Badertscher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Bruce D’Agostino was another tremendous representatives of the Great Vietnam Veteran Generation, one as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from its country. In 1965 he graduated from high school in Natick, Massachusetts and immediately joined the Air Force. He became a crypto-teletype technician and was stationed in Japan. While there he taught English and learned to speak and read Japanese. From there he was sent to Vietnam where he repaired teletype machines and also engaged in combat photography. Some of his pictures were sold to the Associated Press and United Press International.
Vietnam vet Bruce D’Agostino always had a huge place in his heart for the American soldier. Longtime friend Clinton Day said D’Agostino was always one of the most popular members of the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association, one of several organizations he was in. “What set him apart to me was his colorful past and boldness,” Day said.
Besides his Ann, D’Agostino is survived by sons Peter D’Agostino of Brookline, N.H., Greg D’Agostino of Natick, and Joe D’Agostino of Dorchester, Mass.; a brother, Brian; and several grandchildren.
It is requested that donations be made in his honor to the Bravo Victor Fund, Attention: Judge Reuben Green, Cobb County Veterans Treatment Court, Cobb County Superior Court, 70 Haynes St., Marietta, GA 30090.
Go to episode 978 of the podcast to discover some of the amazing and caring things this outstanding Vietnam Veteran accomplished during a life that was cut short due to an Agent Orange engendered cancer.