submitted 10/21/13
Randall Thomas

02/23/13  Frank Forestiere  -  Naples, Florida  -  Mk-III #725  -  Member from 01/24/01 to 07/01/10

Lt. Colonel Frank D. Forestiere, US Army, Retired, died February 23, 2013 at Naples, Florida. Frank was a 26 year veteran of the US Army, having served in Japan, Europe and Vietnam. He was a highly decorated veteran, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. Frank was inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Heroes in May of 2005. After retiring from the Army in 1980, Frank worked as a Management Consultant and Management Development Trainer for Arthur Young & Co. (now Ernst & Young) in Washington D.C. In 1987, he entered the Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Program and became a senior instructor at East Duplin HS in Beulaville, NC. He left to open a new program at T.C. Williams HS in Alexandria, VA in 1990. Frank left T.C. Williams to open another new program at Kenton HS in Hardin County, Ohio. Frank retired from the JROTC program in 2000. He was the past president of the Military Officers of American Assoc., and past president and founding member of the Ohio Cobra Club.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 25, 2013

updated 03/23/15
Randall Thomas