Lawrence N. Guarino Photo

Lawrence N. Guarino

Born: Apr 16, 1922

Death: Aug 18, 2014

Birthplace: Newark

Nationality: United States

Lawrence N. Guarino

Date of Birth : Apr 16, 1922
Date of Death : Aug 18, 2014
Birth Place : Newark

Lawrence Nicholas "Larry" Guarino was a U.S. Air Force officer, and veteran of three wars. Shot down on his 50th combat mission, he spent more than 8 years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War and earned the Air Force Cross. As a POW at the Hanoi Hilton, he shared a cell with John McCain, future senior United States Senator from Arizona and Republican nominee for president in the 2008 United States election. Colonel Guarino authored A P.O.W.’s STORY: 2801 Days in Hanoi about his experiences in captivity. His last duty station was Patrick Air Force Base and he retired to Satellite Beach and Indian Harbour Beach, Florida upon leaving the Air Force. He died on August 18, 2014.

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