Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Nov. 12, 1953
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Nov. 12
(INS)- Navy Chief Boatswain's Mate Vincent T. Paladino reached the
American mainland today-after one false start-with his adopted four-year-old
Paladino who found the little war orphan a year
ago on the streets of a Korean port landed with his son in a Mars
flying boat at Alameda Naval Air Station on San Francisco Bay after
a flight from Honolulu.
The smiling bachelor-father and the boy-clad in
Navy uniform complete with service stripes-walked hand in hand from
the flying boat.