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Louis Parisi

Louis Parisi

United States Army
1953
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1955
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Lou graduated from Amsterdam’s Wilbur H. Lynch Senior High School class of 1950. Upon discovering his name was not selected during the draft he readily enlisted and went on to serve the military  as the Korean War was coming to a close. He served the Medical Services Unit of the United States Army from January 1953 to December 1954. Often he shared his disappointment of not being assigned to the front lines while he was stationed at Schofield Barracks, Oahu Hawaii as part of the 25th Infantry Division. When he returned to Amsterdam he married his childhood sweetheart Bennedetta "Betty"Manassari; both lifelong “South Siders”. Some fondest memories of Lou include:Montgomery County Printing Department Supervisor, an active member of the Southside Veterans Club, avid antiquer for coins, stamps, glass insulators “and anything old”, his passion for poker games and casino trips, love for all dogs, bocce games, vacations to Maine for lobster dinners, his immense respect for nature,hunting and fishing and his distinctive De Nobili cigar.