Remembering one of our own

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  • By Colonel Richard Scobee
  • 301 FW commander
May 20 was a tough day at the 301st Fighter Wing. We lost a long-time good friend of the wing, Roy Queretaro, that night.

Roy was a mainstay of this organization since the time we had bombers on this base. He was a military member of the 301st Fighter Wing for six years before he retired, but he continued to work for the wing as a civilian for many years, totalling about thirty years of service.

Just a few years ago, while he worked as the 301st Operations Group range officer, he was selected as the Air Force Reserve 2006 Air Force Association Outstanding Civilian Employee of the Year in the Civilian Program Manager category.

In 2007, Roy was given the responsibility of being the Range Operating Authority (ROA) for Falcon Bombing Range for the 301st Operations Group. He was integral in putting that team together, and they shared great success with him as a part of that team.

He was known as a fantastic husband, father, grandfather, and American. His wife, Patti, their children, and grandchildren were at his side when he passed away. Chaplains Mark McDaniel and George Jones were there as well.Family and friends paid their final respects at his memorial service Wednesday, May 26.

Please keep Roy's family in your thoughts and prayers as we all go through the grieving process.
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