The 509th Composite Group

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:50 pm 
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My father joined the US Army with a "Restriction" due to an injury to his left arm while serving with the CCCs.

He had training as a precision machinist and he was actually used by the Army in a training film. He was a native of New York City. He was very proud to have served with the 509th Composite Group.

Dad's name was Aldino "Al" J. Tandoi. He spoke about being in Wendover and the work that he did there.

Dad passed away in 1999. He was the only son born to his parents. He was also the first natural-born US citizen in his family. His parents were very proud of that fact, too. His father, Giuseppe, was a wood carver and performed some work for the restorations done at the White House under President Kennedy. I still have my grandfather's Citizenship Certificate. I have retained all of the family records and they include my father's discharge papers from the US Army.


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