This week, our featured veteran is one we met about two and a half years ago in Pleasanton, California. Joseph Buonsante was a sergeant in the Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. He worked in personnel.
For the romantic in all of us, what was striking was he still had his wedding photograph in his wallet from years ago. He met his future bride in a train station, and the rest was history.
For Mr. Buonsante, having his wedding photograph in his wallet was just a nonchalant fact about him. For us, it was a memorable thing for us to share even after a few years.
© Veteran portrait by Stacy L. Pearsall, story by Des’ola Mecozzi