Frank J. Mucilli was a 1950 graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School in Amsterdam. Soon after graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and on April 7, 1951 left for basic training at Sampson Air Base at Geneva, New York. Frank served overseas for 3-1/2 years of his 4-year enlistment. He was first sent to Tech School at the University of Connecticut, then to England for 2-1/2 years. After that he was sent to Naples, Italy to serve with NATO in the Logistics Department, Special Projects Section for a year. He was the recipient of the National Defense Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and holder of the Marksman Badge. Frank was a Korean War veteran and received his Honorable Discharge on March 27, 1955, with the rank of Staff Sergeant.