Richard Botto (79) was born in Syosset, NY, and had been working with his dad until enlisting in 1951. He was stationed in Massachusetts as a part of the USS Salem, ranked as an ET 3rd class. He fixed radars, and received the Good Conduct and European Occupation awards for his commitments. After his discharge in February 1954, he was a partner in a plumbing business. Currently, he enjoys hunting and golfing.