Flagler County Veteran of the Week: Joseph Licata

Thank you for your example of service and bravery.

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Joseph V. Licata

  • Joseph Licata. Courtesy photo
    Joseph Licata. Courtesy photo
    Branch of Military: U.S. Navy
  • Dates of Service: 1958-1960
  • Rank / Occupation: SKG3 / Storekeeper
  • Hometown: Garfield, New Jersey

Joseph Licata joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 19 and served honorably attached in valuable support to the Seabees, the Navy Construction Force. It took him to Puerto Rico and the French Morocco. After naval service, Licata served in public safety as a police officer, member of the first aid squad and fire company in New Jersey. For 13 years in Chester, New Jersey, Licata operated a hot dog and Italian ice stand, where he honed his culinary art skills. Licata is famous for his chili and the other delights that he often brings to the American Legion Post 115 monthly meeting potluck dinners. He is a longtime member of Post 115, and former first vice commander. He is presently the post bugler. Licata is also a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 86. You might recognize Licata in his Navy “crackerjack” uniform, as the bell ringer each Flagler County Memorial Day Ceremony honoring our departed veterans.

Need help with veteran services?

For information about benefits available to veterans, and other support organizations, visit flaglercounty.gov/departments/veterans-services or call 386-313-4014.


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