Man Retires from U.S. Army — After 56 Years

Posted June 2, 2014 at 8:37am

Syracuse.com reports that “Frank Motolo loved his job with the U.S. Army so much that he stayed on for 56 years.”  

“‘If I didn’t like the job I would have retired 10 years ago,’ Motolo said, during an interview in his cubicle in the Army’s Syracuse Recruiting Battalion in the Atrium Building. ‘I always liked the Army.'”  

“Motolo, 84, enlisted at 17 and served 21 years before retiring from the Army the first time in 1968. He worked for about 10 years for a Syracuse developer. Then in 1979, the Camillus man returned to military service as a civilian employee when the U.S. Army Syracuse Recruiting Battalion adjutant at the time asked him to return as one of first civilian Army Reserve recruiters.”  

“He’s been with the Syracuse battalion ever since and retired Monday as its facilities manager.”