Featured Veteran: Joseph Buonsante

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.

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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.

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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

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