Ron Aughtmon idolized his uncle, John J. Fiore, because he never stopped serving.
Fiore spent 30 years in the military, first as an active-duty Marine and then as an Air Force reservist based in Niagara Falls. Back home in Western New York, he used his spare time raising money for Children’s Hospital and other local charities.
“Everybody knew him,” Aughtmon said. “He did so much good.”
So when Fiore died, Aughtmon vowed to do the same, in memory of his uncle.
The first John J. Fiore Memorial