Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge ~ J

J is for Joseph Leonard Mangiafico.

I thought I would take this opportunity to share some of Joe's military papers.
Joseph served a total of 4 years 9 months and 14 days in the United States Navy.  He reenlisted  August 9, 1961.  May 16, 1962 He earned the rank of E-4 which means he was a Petty Officer.  His last duty assignment was aboard the USS BORIE (DD-704).  He had a total of 10 months sea service.  Joseph was honorably discharged August 13, 1962.

The following document is his ENLISTED PERFORMANCE RECORD.

If you'll notice, there are three entries indicating that Joe was a bad boy.  The first entry is on 22 Jun 58 stating NON-JUDICIAL PUNISHMENT while serving on the USS BORIE (DD-704). It refers you to Pg. 13-4 ==>

I'm not sure what the crossed out stuff means.  Maybe they let him slide on a few things.  Interestingly the day of this violation was 1 month and 8 days after his wedding.

The second instance happened 8 Feb 61 and refers to page 13 (8) ==>

The third violation occurred 17 Jul 62 referring to pg 13-4 ==>

Now I am a little confused as to how he was AOL while in the hospital.  Maybe he was running around the hospital and not in his room where he was supposed to be?  On Jul 14, 1962 his status was changed to TEMDU UNDER TREATMENT.  If not strictly a patient, what kind of service would he be doing at the hospital?  Well that's a riddle for another day.

Join us for another installment of Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Family History Through the Alphabet ~ I

I is for Italian Immigrants. I have been able to piece most of Joe's Immigrant ancestors and cousins together with the help of  passenger lists from Ancestry.com.  All except for cousin Rosario Bologna.  I still have no idea where he fits in this family puzzle.

I have a feeling I am not going to be able to find any more puzzle pieces without forking out some bucks.

Recently I have been looking into Italian Immigrants in general and what they endured.  Thanks to the blog post Italian Americans of Boston, by Jenny Tonks I was able to get a glimpse of their way of life:

I can't wait until this project is done. It's going to be awesome. Joe's parents and cousins all lived in Boston's North End when they came over. It seemed that they all lived at either 4 or 5 North Square.

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Here is another look at the life of Italian Immigrants:

This was my first installment for this blog in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge.  What is your take on the letter I?