21st Amendment Distillery

Veteran Wall of Honor

Leo J. Marino, Jr.

Veteran Nickname: Muscles Marino

DOB: July 18, 1921

Hometown: Garnerville, New York

Branch of Service: US Army Air Corps

Veteran Job / MOS in the Military: Tail Gunner – B17 Flying Fortress

Veteran Combat Theater: European Theatre of Operations

Veteran Medals: Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, European Theatre Ribbon, 5 Battle Stars, African-Middle East Ribbon, Presidential Citation, Distinguished Unit Badge

Veteran after Service Employment / Job: PE Teacher at Ladycliff Academy, then Executive Director of Youth Programs C.Y.O.

Veteran Hobbies: Gardening

Favorite Food or Cocktail: Scotch and Water

Veteran Pets: Lucky (A Lassie Collie lookalike)

Fun Fact: Leo had the strength to be a Gold Glove Boxer and the gentleness to rescue orphaned birds and bunnies. He did magic tricks, paper napkin masks and yo-yo tricks with his grandchildren. During the Big Band Era, Leo loved to dance with his wife Anne and owned the dance floor with their Lindy, Jitterbug as well as walks and dips.

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