Air Force active duty guardsman Capt. Joseph Simonetti is greeted by his young son Michael while marching in the Memorial Day parade on Monday in Shelton.

Simonetti is stationed in Washington, D.C. as part of a military team responsible for the air defense of the nation’s capital. His team is part of NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command).
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He marched in the parade with his father, John Simonetti of Shelton, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who spent much of his military career overseas. John Simonetti is a Shelton native.

Joseph Simonetti is married to the former Jessica Alcutt of Shelton. Michael is their only child, but the couple now has another child on the way.