BOSTON: AAWV Luncheon Meeting on November 12, 2012
Annual Luncheon Meeting
BOSTON November 7, 2012 Boston Veterans’ Services Commissioner
Francisco A. Urena is the Guest Speaker at the 64th Annual Luncheon Meeting
of the American Albanian War Veterans (AAWV) on November 12, 2012 at
Anthony’s Pier 4 Restaurant on Boston’s historic Waterfront.
Boston’s Veterans’ Services, Commissioner Urena’s commitment to government
service began the day after graduating from South Broward High School in
Hollywood, Florida, where he enlisted in the United States Marines Corps.
Commissioner Urena’s duties included Diplomatic Security with the
Department of State at two American Embassies; American Embassy Damascus,
Syria, and American Embassy Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He is a Purple Heart recipient
from injuries sustained while in combat during the Operation Iraqi Freedom
in History and Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Whilepursuing his education, he involved himself in a series of volunteer work
which ultimately led to his role as a Veterans’ Services Officer.
Officer of the Year” - award by former Veterans’ Services Secretary,
Thomas G. Kelley.
was founded in 1946 in Boston by U.S. Navy Lieut-Commander Andrew E. Elia
who served as a Medical Officer on board a U.S. Navy supply ship during WWII.