The 70's

  Feb 1974. Welcome Home! Col Lawrence N. Guarino

Col Guarino
has come home after almost eight years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.  He arrived at Patrick AFB at 2:30pm Wednesday from Maxwell AFB, Ala.,where he underwent medical observation at the USAF Hospital.  There to greet Col Guarino and his wife Evelyn is Satellite Beach Mayor Percy Hedgecock, Maj Gen David M. Jones, AFETR Commander, and his wife, and Col W. Saunders.   

Mayor Percy Hedgecock welcomes home Col Larry Guarino and presents him with the key to the city of Satellite Beach.  Col Guarino was released from the Hanoi Hilton, along with his fellow POWs, on 12 Feb 1974.