Oldest Living Member
Tony entered the Army in 1944 and went to Fort Bragg,
NC, where, after training, he was shipped overseas to the ETO where he
joined the 18th. Somewhere in Belgium, as a replacement, he worked
on the phone lines between headquarters and the gun batteries, and also
as a gunner on the 105 howitzer. He was with the 18th until the end of
the war when the 18th came back to the states. He stayed in
Germany with 39th FA (Achenville, Germany) with the Army of Occupation
then returned to the US in 1946 and was discharged at
Ft. Dix, NJ.
Tony returned home to Altoona, PA, where he worked for the railroad
until 1954. He moved to California where he worked at various jobs
with Clayton Mfg until he retired in 1988. Since he retired in
1988 he has focused on wood crafting - mainly whirligigs, from his home
in Walnut, CA.
"Here are just a few pictures of the Whirligigs that
I use to make. I had about 35 different birds and things as you can see.
Take care and GOD BLESS you all."