Dovalina, Alfredo

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Interview with Alfredo Dovalina

Alfredo Dovalina is a World War II veteran born in Laredo, Texas of Webb County on August 8, 1915. He was a professional baseball player and played in Lockart, Texas, Laredo, Texas, Dilley, Texas, and even in Mexico before he was drafted on June 19, 1943. He served in the Army of the United States until March 21, 1946. He was stationed in England, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany during his time overseas and returned to the States - eventually becoming a firefighter in his hometown of Laredo. After 25 years with the Laredo Fire Department, Dovalina retired as a Fire Marshall after a promotion in his career.