Colden in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Memory of Alfred M. Kalinowski
Al proudly served with the US Marine Corps during the Korean War as a Sergeant.
In July 1953 he became a Disabled Marine after stepping on a land mine & losing both of his legs. Earlier in 1953, he was awarded the Silver Star and the first of two Purple Hearts for his bravery in the Battle for Outpost Vegas on the Korean Peninsula.
In 1961, after the war, he continued to serve his country, this time in civilian capacities. He was elected Town Justice where he served proudly for the next 42 years. He served on the Holland Central School Board of Education for 13 years and was a respected lifelong member of the Colden Fire Company.
Al fulfulled his roles with integrity, passion & enthusiasm. His dedication & perseverance in all his work will always be remembered.
When he was asked for his advice he would say, "Take life as it is, and make the most of it."
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work Education • War, Korean. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1952.
Location. 42° 38.58′ N, 78° 41.08′ W. Marker is in Colden, New York, in Erie County. Memorial is on New York State Route 240, 0.2 miles south of Heath Road (County Route 562), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8812 NY-240, Colden NY 14033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Town of Colden Honors Our Men & Women (a few steps from this marker); Colden (a few steps from this marker); Buffum Inn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buffum Homestead (about 400 feet away); Colden United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Pioneer Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Birthplace of Ellen Beach Yaw (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Viet Nam War (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colden.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.