JOSEPH A FALATO

JOSEPH A FALATO - PFC

  • HOMETOWN:
  • west new york
  • COUNTY:
  • Hudson
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • December 16, 1943
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • February 15, 1967
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • PFC
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Joseph A. Falato was born on December 16, 1943.  His home of record is West New York, NJ.  He graduated from Memorial High School in 1963, where he was All County Football, All State Football Team and Captain of the Football Team.  He also ran Track and was on the Humanist Art staff.  

Joseph served in the US Army and attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC).  He was assigned to 1st Battalion (Airborne), 8th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division.

Falato was killed in action on February 15, 1967.  He was survived by a son who was born in May 1967.   

Falato is buried in Madonna Cemetery in Fort Lee, NJ.  The municipal building in West New York, NJ, has a monument bearing Joseph Falato's name.

Sources: Stacy Collins (niece), Jerry Conners (veterans), yearbook and NJVVMF.

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