His father, born 27 July 1893, served in the U.S. Army during WW I from 15 July 1917 to 9 April 1919. He was assigned to the 10th Infantry Regiment, National Guard, Co. I & the 107th Infantry Regiment. Co. I, to honorable discharge. He was overseas from 10 May 1918 to 9 March 1919. He died 25 November 1966 and is buried in the Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, NY. The activated National Guard unit was in England and France. The 107th Infantry Memorial is dedicated to the men who served in the 107th New York Infantry Regiment, originally Seventh Regiment of New York, during World War I. The memorial depicts seven men; the one to the far right carrying two Mills bombs, while supporting the wounded soldier next to him. To his right another infantryman rushes towards the enemy positions, while the helmet-less squad leader and another soldier are approaching the enemy with bayonet fixed Lee–Enfield rifles. To the far left, one soldier is holding a mortally wounded soldier, keeping him on his feet. The bronze memorial was donated by 7th–107th Memorial Committee, and was designed and sculpted by Karl Illava, who served in the 107th IR as a sergeant in World War I. The monument was first conceived about 1920, was made in 1926–1927 and was placed in the park and unveiled in 1927, near the perimeter wall at Fifth Avenue and 67th Street.