Joe Rosato is a tour guide at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation located in Holmdel, NJ. He has volunteered at the memorial since 2007 and is a liaison for volunteers on the Board of Directors. Joe enlisted in the U.S Navy from his hometown of Brooklyn, NY on Dec. 7, 1966. His basic training was at The U.S. Submarine Training Center in New London, CT. He ended up his enlistment in the Navy by serving in the Vietnam War at Yankee Station (Gulf Of Tonkin) in 1968 as a Helmsman and Lee Helmsman aboard the aircraft carrier USS America CVA-66.
Joe Rosato is considered a freight logistics expert and has spoken at various trade groups over the years. He is a retired owner and co-founder of his own freight logistics company based in Wall, NJ. He worked in the freight transportation industry for over 43 years before retiring in 2009. He lives in Farmingdale, NJ and has two children. His son and daughter-in law live in nearby Jackson, NJ with their two children and a daughter living in Silverton, Co.
Joe is an active speaker and volunteer with many veterans groups and for four years also volunteered in The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He also is a lifetime member of Vietnam Veterans of America, and holds memberships in The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He considers volunteering at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial a passion for giving back some history to the youth of New Jersey.