1 week ago
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King County Fire District 20 shared a post.
2 weeks ago
SAD NEWS: Today, we are saddened to say goodbye to a titan of our community. Many of you may know Chuck Vitiritti from our Quarterly Community Meetings, where he served for many years as a WHCA Organizational Representative of Skyway Vfw Post #9430. Chuck, a Navy Veteran, was instrumental in making our VFW Post one of the most decorated and respected in the country. Chuck was known for his great sense of humor and kind heart. With his energetic support, the Post has held many wonderful community events and some very successful fundraisers for military families.
Chuck's report from our January Quarterly Meeting certainly provides a glimpse into his generous spirit and brave service to our country:
"Chuck Vitiritti represented our hosts Skyway VFW Post #9430 (01:25:20 mark in video). Chuck reported that twenty Thanksgiving baskets and twenty-four Christmas baskets worth $9,000 total were given to families of their five adopted units at Fort Lewis. In addition, the Post collected so many children’s toys to give to Fort Lewis and Childhaven families that it filled their whole dance floor (nearly $40,000 worth)."
"Chuck revealed that he has been battling lung cancer and genetic lung disease, and is slowly getting back into his active volunteer work. Watch the video to hear Chuck’s emotional first-person account of surviving a deadly fire on board the USS Enterprise fifty years ago to the day."
Farewell, Chuck, and thank you so very much for your service to the country AND our community.
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