Ciro Antimo Viento

We give thanks for Ciro Antimo Viento's life.

After They Are Gone

When someone we love passes away,
We ache, but we go on;
Our dear departed would want us to heal,
After they are gone.

Grief is a normal way to mend
The anguish and pain in our hearts;
We need time to remember and time to mourn,
Before the recovery starts.

Let's draw together to recuperate,
As we go through this period of sorrow;
Let's help each other, with tender care
To find a brighter tomorrow.

By Joanna Fuchs

Guest Book

Ciro A Viento

A man is not dead until he is forgotten. Go in peace and remember you are not forgotten while I am still on patrol.

Ciro Antimo Viento

Date of Birth: 09/12/1948

Branch of Service: Marine Corps

Corpsman (USMC)

Awarded the Silver Star and 2 Purple Hearts 

Date of DEATH: June 13, 2016

1st Mar Div

Alpha Company 1st Recon Bn

Home of Record: Bronx, New York


Remembering An American Hero


Never Forgotten

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers


Thank You!

You have no idea how much your sacrifice is being appreciated. You are a true hero in the eyes of many people.  This beautiful country will never forget your bravery. Thank you so much for everything! God Bless You!


He came this way but once. Yet, he touched our lives in many ways while he were here. We shall remain eternally grateful for he's friendship and for the influence he bestowed upon us.


Ciro A. Viento was born on September 12th 1948 in New York. Ciro passed away on Monday, June 13 2016 at the VA Medical Center in West Haven, CT, at the age of 67. He died from cancer caused by Agent Orange exposure. He was the son of the late Ciro and Concetta (Buonanno) Viento. He joined the US Navy and served as a Corpsman with the US Marines in the first Reconnaissance Battalion. He earned the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry during the Vietnam War. On April 12, 1992 he married Donna MacDonnell in Long Island, NY. He had lived in Bronx, NY and Mamaroneck, NY before moving to Sherman, CT, in 2001. Mr. Viento owned and operated Independent Web., a printing firm in Long Island for thirty years before retiring.
Mr. Viento is survived by his wife Donna of Sherman, CT, his son Adam Viento of New Rochelle, NY, his daughter Megan Viento of Sherman, CT, his brother Anthony Viento, sister in law Lucille Viento of Edison, NJ, and his sister in law Irene Viento of Tarrytown, NY. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Ciro, Peter, Susan, Nicholas, Loretta, and other several great nieces and great nephews he adored. He was predeceased by his older brother Ralph Viento.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday June 16, 2016, 11:00 am at St. Peter's Cemetery in Danbury, CT. Calling hours will be held today Wednesday June 15, 2016 at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Contributions, in his memory, may be made to the VA Medical Center, 950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT 06516.

It is with deep sadness that we report the news of the death of Ciro Viento of Alpha Company.
He will be greatly missed by his family & friends of 1st Recon. We give thanks for Ciro's life.


Ciro Antimo Viento

Thanks for stopping by today!

Go in peace and remember you are not forgotten while I am still on patrol.



Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there I do not sleep,
I am the thousand winds that Blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain,
When you waken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night,
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

Author Unknown

Emails from Ciro's son Adam:


Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:40 AM
Subject: Email change


Hi Floyd,
My father (Ciro Viento) is in the roll but is now deceased. Is it possible le to change the email to so I can receive any correspondence that may arrive?

Thank you,
Adam Viento


On Jun 29, 2019, at 5:56 PM, Floyd Ruggles <> wrote:


So sorry to hear of your father's passing. I will change the email address. I will add a memorial page for him in our Taps section. If there are any photos or stories that you would like me to add, please email them to me.

Floyd Ruggles


Adam Viento <> 6/29/2019 6:12 PM
To Floyd Ruggles

Copy Charlie Kershaw, david snider


Thank you Sir. I have attached some photos. My father was a Corpsman attached to 1st Recon Bn. Alpha Co. he was awarded the Silver Star and 2 Purple Hearts. I don’t know of any stories to add, but I do know that he thought about his time in Vietnam and his lost comrades everyday of his life. Especially September 20th when he lost Cpl Frank James Montez and five days later lost PFC Charles Goldmeyer. Both were KIA from a patrol that took place September 20.


On Jun 30, 2019, at 9:02 PM, Floyd Ruggles <> wrote:


Thanks Adam,

I'm working on your father's memorial webpage today. Check our website from time to time for new updates, Thanks for the photos keep me up-to-date from time to time.




Adam Viento <> 6/30/2019 9:08 PM

To floyd,  Copy Charlie Kershaw, david snider

Thank you. It is very much appreciated.

The link below is to his obituary. Maybe this helps?


On July 1st, 2019, at 10:15 AM, Floyd Ruggles Wrote:

Thanks Adam