Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran William “Bill” Romanelli.

As a medical technologist, Bill was in charge of all military funeral details within a 75-mile radius of Griffiss AFB in Rome, New York. He was also stationed at Lakeland AFB, Carswell AFB. Bill is also a Vietnam Veteran.

After 43 years of a successful career in Laboratory Medicine, Bill is enjoying retirement.

He volunteered in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for 6 years and was responsible for teaching boat safety courses at a community college near Wilmington, NC. He also volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem for a couple of years.

Bill and his wife, Jenny, traveled around the country for 6 months visiting many State and National Parks. Bill loves sailing, working in his garden, photography and reading.

Bill and Jenny live in the mountains in Fairview, NC. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.


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Published on Aug. 8, 2016

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  1. Tim Shady August 8, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    I’m very familiar with Lackland Air Force Base and salute the 802d Mission Support Group. Thank you, William, for your service to our fine country.

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