A Journey to the Gallows
During the Vietnam War, Coletti enlisted into the United States Air Force and spent four years from 1968 until 1972 as a medic. Honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant, he then married his high school sweetheart, Donna Jean; they’ve been married for 42 years. Going on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree, with Cum Laude distinction in History from Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, Connecticut in 1976, Coletti applied to law school and was accepted. However, he decided to go to work at the Electric Boat Shipyard (EB) in Groton, Connecticut, retiring in July 2012.
With a passion for writing, Coletti has authored 3 published works thus far- Special Delivery, Dishonorably Interred and Liam’s Story. The fourth addition to his literary repertoire ‘A Journey to the Gallows’ will launch early 2015 through Next Century Publishing. He lives in Sprague, Connecticut with his wife Donna. They have four children and two grandchildren.
Vic Butsch was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, attending John Adams High School. Gifted with some ability in sports, Butsch enjoyed playing Football, Baseball and Basketball all four years.
Graduating from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, in 1969, Vic prepared to be a teacher, and instead joined the Army Reserves. Spending the bulk of his career at Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut, Vic has fulfilled 42 years of hard work and dedication working in Submarine Construction. He has gone on to teach Civil War classes in the Norwich adult education program, is a board member of the Norwich Historical Society, and is the Program Director for the Norwich area Civil War Round Table.
Currently, Vic lives in Norwich, Connecticut with his wife Gail, and has four children- three sons and a daughter who are now all adults with families of their own. Vic also has two stepsons and five grandchildren.