HAPPY 95th  BIRTHDAY!:  Victor DeCaria

HAPPY 95th BIRTHDAY!: Victor DeCaria

Victor turned 95 years old on March 28, 2019. He graduated from Ogden High School, Class of 1942. He flew 30 combat missions in B-24's over occupied France and Nazi Germany during WWII. In 2015, the French Republic awarded Victor its highest honor: The Legion of Honor for his part in the Liberation of France during the war. After the war Victor had a long and successful career in aviation at Hill Air Force Base. In the last two decades before his retirement he was the "go-to-guy" aerospace engineering technician on F-4 and F-16 aircraft at home or abroad with issues that threatened to keep them grounded.

Victor survives LaVera ("Toots") his wife of 71 years who passed away in 2016. He is the father of nine children, all with successful careers: Three have doctorates, two were senior naval officers, and one is a top executive with the IRS in Utah. There are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Although Victor has some mobility issues, his mind is sharp and his wit and intelligence delight all who know him. His passions from youth that he still pursues are anything to do with aviation, 20th century American and European history, and college football especially the University of Utah and Notre Dame. He still subscribes to the Ogden Standard Examiner which he has read all of his life.

A birthday celebration in his honor was held at Chancellor Gardens Assisted Living on March 30, 2019.

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