About AJ


Anthony James Fratto:

From Geneva NY, leaving home on February 14th 1995 for entry into the United States Navy. AJ Proudly served 15 years in the Navy. A highly decorated Aviation Search & Rescue Swimmer (SAR) attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron Two “The Fleet Angels”. Performed duties as a Naval Aircrewman conducting multiple Flight Operations such as: Combat Support Logistics, VIP transport & Search & Rescue. Deployed to The Persian / Arabian Gulf based in Bahrain for Second U.S. Fleet Forces Command with HC-2 – Det 2 “Desert Ducks”. Deployed to The Mediterranean, United States Naval Forces Europe (NSA Naples Italy -(Capodichino)  Sixth Fleet. HC-2 Det 1 “The Ghost Riders”.  AJ then transferred to Naval Air Station Pensacola’s  All Weather Search & Rescue Unit “The Gulf Runners”. Earning the Sikorsky Gold Rescue pin, Sikorsky 1000 Hour Flight Patch (Sikorsky H-3 Sea King) Sailor of the year honors, Volunteer Service Medal, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal for efforts of multiple life saving rescues / body recovery. AJ then applied for Special programs & excelled upon acceptance to Naval Flight Demonstration Team “The Blue Angels” (Crew Chief #1) earning three Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medals   & NRD Pittsburgh, PA “The Griffins” #1 Navy Recruiter. Rookie, Zone & District all in the same year. After the Navy AJ went into the music business as a guest vocalist for Multi Platinum & Grammy nominated recording Artists “Queensryche”. Fratto recored with the band on their album “AMERICAN SOLDIER” & toured sold out shows with Queensryche all through out the United States & Canada. AJ sings in a charity rock band called AJ’s BraveHearts & has been involved in the entertainment world with the likes of: Cinderella, Poison, Monsters f Rock Cruise & the actor Tony Danza. AJ’s passion is Animal Rescue, especially the misunderstood Pitt bull which AJ & wife Kristin have taken in four abused rescue Pitt bulls that are sweet as can be. AJ raises funds for many causes but as recently consolidated it mostly to Animal Rescue.