Anthony Marion Salerno

 

Written by Teresa Arant Compton. One in a collection by Allen Bachoroski, Local Historical Writer and author of “Tales Along the Highway of Legends”

 

Anthony Marion Salerno was born to Frank and Teresa Salerno on February 22, 1909. He operated the family farm in El Moro, was drafted during World Was II, and served in the Army Air Corps as a sergeant. He trained as a radar specialist and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the American Theater Medal. After the war, Tony returned to Trinidad, whereupon he continued to farm and cared for his parents.

Tony was well known and respected in the community. The produce and hay he cultivated were in great demand because of their high quality.

Although he never married, he held the love of all his family. Tony died in 1972 and left behind the memory of a generous, helping, and caring man. His life touched and enhanced all those who knew him.

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