May 1, 1948 (Norwalk, CT) – present
Married to Sandra Ketrincheck on May 16, 1971 in Norwalk, CT
Last local address: 41 Quintard Avenue
Enlisted on August 14, 1967
Unit: 1st Marine Division (REIN), 11th Marines, 4th Battalion, Battery K

Born to James (1907-1974) and Florence Bifano Avalone (1912-1984). John is their only child.

Awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded on February 28, 1969.

In the National Purple Heart Museum’s Hall of Honor


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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