Andy Sentementes

U. S. Army

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At this time, when so much attention is focused on immigration policy, the story of Andy Sentementes serves as a model for the contributions that immigrants make to the United States.

Andy emigrated to the U.S. as a young man and attained his citizenship through the proper legal channels. When his adopted land went to war in the Korean conflict and called upon him, he repaid it by joining its Army, and serving overseas in the 28th Armored Division. Upon his Honorable Discharge, having been awarded the “National Defense Service” ribbon, the country rewarded him with something called the “G.I. Bill” which paid for his schooling in Electronics. When his training ended, Andy completed the cycle by becoming a taxpaying member of American industry, spending over 30 years as a Senior Electronic Technician with three different companies. Finally, since his retirement, he has been active in Community Service, including nine years on the Board of Directors of the Stamford SeniorCenter. As a long-time member of the American Legion and the VFW, he has taken part in many Veterans Assistance programs and is a regular participant in the annual holiday parades in Stamford.

The young man who came to our shores half a century ago, hoping to build a better life has succeeded, and is now definitely a Veteran to be honored