Rattler/Firebird Association

Francis G. Graziosi Memorial Service

May 19, 2007, SFC Francis George Graziosi finally completed the last leg of his journey home from Vietnam when his remains were laid to rest at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester, NY. In addition to friends and relatives the services were attended by Francisco "Chico" Marcano-Rodr�guez, Doug Starkey, Paul Bartlett and Dana Thurston of the Rattlers & Firebirds; Mrs. Julia Ross (wore his POW/MIA bracelet for 37 years); R. Gary Befus of The Americal Division, who presented an Americal banner to the family. There were many Viet Nam veterans that came and served as honor guards. The Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle Vets headed the procession from the church to the cemetery. You can read the full story at the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

Here are a few photos from the memorial service held on May 18th and from the funeral.

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