WWII veteran shares stories of the war at SLO County lunch honoring soldiers

LTJG Joseph E. Brocato, US Navy, hosted a lunch for 10 World War II veterans at the San Luis Obispo Country Club. Five officers who served after that war also attended. Thomas Coryell shares a story of his time on the USS Washington.
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LTJG Joseph E. Brocato, US Navy, hosted a lunch for 10 World War II veterans at the San Luis Obispo Country Club. Five officers who served after that war also attended. Thomas Coryell shares a story of his time on the USS Washington.

Matt Fountain is The San Luis Obispo Tribune’s courts and investigations reporter. A San Diego native, Fountain graduated from Cal Poly’s journalism department in 2009 and cut his teeth at the San Luis Obispo New Times before joining The Tribune as a crime and breaking news reporter in 2014.