US Air Force: Hero of the Year Award: Tony Muscarello

Focus Comics champions autistic and special needs kids, super heroes and local heroes. We are proud to announce that Tony Muscarello, an honorable member of the VFW in Fountain Hills has been selected for this years Hero of the Year Award (2024), within the US Air Force category. We look forward to presenting him with our Focus Comics Hero of the year award Trophy on 27th April 2024 at our venue : Samurai comics store in Glendale at 10am. Tony will be one of our guest speakers that day along side other honorable heroes in the community.

Our Focus comic autistic and special needs students look forward to meeting Tony, and our local heroes at their military vehicle art graduation event in celebration of Autism acceptance month. Our hope is to include as many local heroes in our students class photo for 2024.

“I was a crew chief in the United States Air Force and worked on jet fighter aircrafts. I did my basic training in Texas, did my on the job training here at Luke Air Force Base on the F100 airplane. I also served 12 months in Vietnam. After Vietnam, I went to North Carolina and spent the rest of my four years there. I received an honorable discharge from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro North Carolina. The first airplane I was on was the F-100 Super saber. I have fond memories of my 4 years serving the United States Air Force”. Tony Muscarello

Our Focus Comic creator Yvonne Wan, used to volunteer at the VFW during her time in Fountain hills and remains in close contact with her VFW family. “The Focus Comics Hero awards is a celebration honoring local heroes for their courage; sacrifice, selfless service, patriotism, compassion and leadership. It is an honor to present this award to Tony Muscarello for embodying the values and ideals of the nation. Our Focus Comic autistic and special needs students look forward to meeting Tony in person. We want him and as many local heroes in our Class of 2024 photo. Focus Comics are proud to champion young autistic talent, super heroes and local heroes.” Yvonne Wan, Focus Comic Creator. Social Cultural Anthropologist.