John G Baglivi, Born July 10, 1966, Beth Israel Hospital Manhattan NY, to John and Rose Baglivi, John (father) was a union concrete laborer for 15 years, his last construction project was the World Trade center the twin towers in Manhattan. Rose was a stay-at-home Mom, they all lived in Bensonhurst Brooklyn, at 8831 apt 6A Cropsey and 20th. Ave.

John attended P.S.200, graduated and then the family moved upstate to a small town on RT.9W in the Hudson valley called Fort Montgomery, he then attended the Highland Fall Middle school where he played football, Graduated and then went to James I O’Neill high School, where he played football and wrestled then graduated in 1984.

In 1985 John enlisted in the US Navy, went to boot camp in Great lakes IL. where he attended AC/R -A School, his rate was MM Machinist Mate. John Was then sent to Mayport Fla. To meet his first ship the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal CV-59 who was just returning from a MED cruise. John was assigned to A-gang the AC/R shop. During his duty aboard the FID, he completed Ocean Safari 87 a joint NATO OP in the North Atlantic where he became a Blue Nose. In 1987 John Sustained a back injury from a fall and being caught in a cargo net at the bottom of the ladderway. John was removed from the Forrestal and sent to the Naval hospital Jacksonville. John was assigned to the master at arms div, upon getting a medical clearance he was assigned to the USS Sampson DDG-10 as Duty A Gang. When John arrived at the ship a week later it deployed to Central America for UNITAS XXIX=29, where John became a Shellback from crossing the equator,  the ship then went through the Panama Canal this leg of the trip lasted 10+ hours at parade rest while manning the rails in his dress Whites, once through the Panama Canal the ship stopped at several ports /countries, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil.

On June 29, 1989, John entered active reserves, where he completed his obligation in 1991.

Upon completing his EAOS, John had a small construction business where he built decks, additions and remodeled bathrooms. In 2000 John met his wife Christina April Lombardo from the Bronx, 18 months later June of 2021 they were married in a public ceremony in New Rochelle NY, where they were living, and he was a volunteer Firefighter in the park under the gazebo officiated by the then Mayor of New Rochelle. On October 25, 2002 John and Christina welcomed a son into the world who they named John Anthony Baglivi. On October 8, 2015, Christina lost her battle with Oral Cancer and Sepsis.

In 2015 John then moved back to the family home in Fort Montgomery needing help from his family to help raise his son while working 2 jobs. In May of 2017 John lost his mom to congestive heart failure while on in home hospice care she was 77. In December of 2019 John lost his dad unexpectedly due to Aortic valve failure.

Currently John works as a Utility Systems Repair/Operator (WG-10-5) for the Army at the United States Military academy at West point. His assigned to the Central Power Plant that produces steam 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

I have recently completed studies to receive my Certificate to become a Veterans Benefits Advocate and looking forward to helping all my brothers and sisters.