Allen Cronin, chief for Past Conflicts and Mortuary Branches, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations at Dover Air Force Base, will serve as keynote speaker at Kent County Chapter 850, Vietnam Veterans of America Memorial Day ceremony at 2 p.m. May 28 at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park, 760 Little Creek Road, Dover.
AFMAO has global responsibility for Air Force mortuary matters for current and past conflicts. It operates the nation’s sole port mortuary and provides global contingency mortuary response teams in support of Air Force and combatant command requirements. AFMAO serves as the single focal point for all mortuary affairs and survivor assistance matters.
Cronin enlisted in the Navy in 1977 and spent the next 24 years in various commands that included tours on a guided missile cruiser and two aircraft carriers.