From a contemporary press report:
Elviro D. Todino, 89, who played the clarinet in the Army Band for 25 years before retiring in 1971 as a master sergeant, died October 13, 1999 at Arlington Hospital. He died of injuries suffered in a fall.
An Alexandria resident since 1947, Mr. Todino was born in Milford, Massachusetts. He studied music in Italy, where he spent part of his youth with relatives, Boston and Long Beach, Calif. He joined the Army Band, which is based at Fort Myer, after serving in the Army during World War II.
In retirement, he gave private clarinet lessons in his home. He also was a volunteer at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Gladys M. Todino of Alexandria.
TODINO, ELVIRO D.
On Wednesday, October 13, 1999, of Alexandria, VA, devoted husband of Gladys M. Todino; loving uncle of a niece and a nephew, both of Naples, Italy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday, October 25, at 2:45 p.m. at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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