SPIRIT OF AMERICA: Anthony Alfieri

Jul 10, 2019 250

Military service was a family affair for the Alfieri brothers. Anthony Alfieri, a member of the American Legion Post 63 in Winter Garden, served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. But he wasn’t the only Alfieri who took to the seas in defense of his nation. His three brothers — Joseph, Ralph and Daniel — all served in the Navy, as well.

Alfieri joined the Navy in 1949 at age 17 with a desire to see other countries. He went to boot camp in Bainbridge, Maryland, and was in the Navy Reserves for about a year before going to active duty. He spent two-and-a-half years on the USS Bearss DD-654, stationed out of Norfolk, Virginia.

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