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William J. Allar II

William J Allar Story

Bill was born & raised in Lindenhurst. He grew up along with his siblings on First Street among his many “Allar” cousins. His sense of love for his community was strong. He became a “Junior” fireman when he was 16 and soon after became a life member of the Village of Lindenhurst Hook & Ladder Company. Bill was 20 years old when he enlisted in the Army. He began his military service at boot camp in Georgia. Afterwards, he was transferred to the cornfields outside of Gary, Indiana where he trained at the underground NIKE Missile Site C-47. Eventually, orders came through for Bill to serve in Vietnam. Typical of the military, they required three volunteers for a stint in Korea on the missile base located on the DMZ. The soldiers were lined up in alphabetical order and Bill was immediately “volunteered” to serve in Korea. He landed on Korean soil just in time to celebrate his 21st birthday. Bill spent eighteen months in Korea at the Nike Nuclear Missile base which was less than a mile from the border. While in Korea, he was promoted to E-5 Sergeant. He was the “ Radar O'Reilly” of the base, as he was assigned to the supply office. When Bill received care packages from home, at his request, he asked for Tootsie Roll lollipops. He gave the lollipops to the local children who loved the treats and always crowded around Bill whenever he went into the village. After his tour of duty ended, Bill returned to his hometown Lindenhurst. He continued to volunteer as a fireman and began his career in the NYS Court system first as a Court Officer then eventually rising to the top of his career ladder as Deputy Chief of Court Office Administration. Bill remained in Lindenhurst until he married Teresa Mascari (another Lindenhurst family) and they raised their two sons, William III and Nicholas, in Oak Beach, NY.