Vietnam War Veteran Michael Nicoloro Laid to Rest in Groveland

Vietnam war veteran Michael Nicoloro was laid to rest with full military honors Tuesday in Groveland.

WHAV’s Jack Bevelaqua, who attended memorial services held at Riverview Cemetery, filed this report.

“There were over 100 people in attendance. Full military honors and representatives of the Rolling Thunder Vietnam veteran motorcycle group. Very well attended, no town officials spoke, except for Pat Schena, the building inspector. Again, no member of the board of selectmen, no representative from state government. But the U.S. military was here and provided full military honors for Michael Nicoloro, another victim of (the) Vietnam war. And I did mention during the discussion how the lives that he saved as a medic were helping other soldiers in Vietnam. Very touching,” Bevelaqua said.

Monday night, approximately 100 people turned out for a vigil at Plug Pond to pay their respects for Nicoloro, a homeless veteran who died a week ago on his 64th birthday.

Nicoloro was a decorated Vietnam War veteran, earning the Parachute Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, SPS M-14 Medal and the SPS M-16 Medal during his service. He served as an Army Airborne Medic until his honorable discharge in 1971.

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