Doris Porpiglia (77) was born in Amsterdam, NY. Before she enlisted in the military, she was attending high school in Amsterdam. Her military service lasted from 1951 to 1953. During her period of service, she was stationed in the United States. She served in the US Army as a Private, transitioning to Private First Class before her discharge. She was in charge of the Army Post Office, primarily locating returning veterans. After her discharge from military service, she returned to Amsterdam but decided to seek work in Syracuse where she lives today.