My grandfather spent almost his entire life in Massachusetts except for his army service. His father had remarried and age 17 Antone was kicked out of his home by his stepmother. He enlisted on January 13th, 1923 and trained as an artilleryman. Stationed at Schofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii, with Battery A, 13th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, it was the only time he left the continental United States. He shipped back and left the service on December 18th, 1925. During World War Two, he worked in an armaments factory in Waltham, Massachusetts.