Dick Bradie and Joe Argenzio consider themselves Virginians. Bradie has been an Old Dominion resident for 41 years and brags about the Civil War trenches visible down the block. Argenzio, his 78-year-old neighbor, was Virginia's representative at the opening of the National World War II Memorial.
"I nevah dremdt I'd leave New Yawk. Nevah, nevah, nevah," said Argenzio, a Brooklyn native whose car is marked with a "Virginia Combat Wounded" license plate framed by "GIANTS GIANTS GIANTS."
Bradie and his wife, Kathleen, nodded. Bradie was working in Manhattan's theater district in 1964 as an imagery analyst for an Army contractor when his family was transferred to Alexandria.
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