Saracini, Victor, LT Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Primary Designator/NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - NFO heavier than air and lighter than air
Last Rating/NEC Group
Officer
Last Duty Station
1977-1980, VS-22 Checkmates
Service Years
1975 - 1985
Lieutenant Lieutenant

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
Atlantic City, NJ

Date of Passing
Sep 11, 2001
 
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Victor J. Saracini



To those who knew him, Victor J. Saracini served as a symbol of where hard work and determination can lead. Even though he dropped out of high school, he went on to earn a college degree, and then through service to his country, attained his dream of becoming a commercial pilot.


After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1975, Saracini was accepted to the Navy?s Aviation Officer Candidate School. He was commis-sioned as an ensign in December 1975 and received his Naval Flight Officer wings the following year. Saracini served on S-3A anti-submarine warfare aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga.



He was an esteemed and decorated officer with the Navy, having received the National Defense Service Medal, Navy E Ribbon and Expert Marksmanship Ribbon. In 1980, he separated from active duty and served in the Naval Reserve at Naval Air Station Willow Grove, Pa., where he was a crewmember on a Lockheed P-3 Orion. He left the military in 1985 with the rank of lieutenant.


After leaving the Navy, Saracini flew as a corporate and commercial pilot before joining United Airlines in 1985. In all, Saracini flew commercial aircraft for 16 years.


United Airlines Captain Victor J. Saracini died as the Boston to Los Angeles-bound 767 jetliner he was piloting was hijacked and crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m., Sept. 11, 2001. He left behind a wife and two young daughters.



   
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