Melissa M. Fenyoe

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Palmdale, CA

Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force

Rank: Master Sergeant

Melissa joined the USAF in 1995 in Modesto, CA. She began working within the administrative career field and eventually volunteered for service as a recruiter, which she did for another 13 years until her passing at Randolph AFB, TX. in July 2012.

Her ability to command attention and bring out the best in others was unrivaled. Melissa had an uncanny ability to bring out the best in people. She knew what people were capable of accomplishing and demanded they display their best daily. Her servant leadership style was “courteous, yet firm,” as a wife and mother, she was flawless.

Melissa was the wife of CMSergeant Tom Fenyoe and the mother of Mateo and Emilio Medina. Melissa’s untimely passing left a devastating impact upon the family but her example, love, and leadership also ensured the continued success and strength of those closest to her. She is sorely missed.

Age: 36

Date of Death: July 30, 2012

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