- 87 years old
- Date of birth: August 31st, 1928
- Place of birth:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- Date of passing: December 25th, 2015
- Place of passing:
Livermore, California, United States
Al was a pioneer in the field of ear identification and, literally, wrote the book on the subject. And he was nice enough to give me an autographed copy for my personal library. He was a class act and he will be missed. His generosity to the California State Division-IAI Archives will not be forgotten.
- Darrell Klasey, IAI & CSD-IAI Historian
I was so glad to be able to share this poem at the services yesterday.
The DASH IN BETWEEN
I knelt there at the headstone
of one I love and cried.
Name, with dates of birth and death
were perfectly inscribed.
I pondered these two dates
and how little they both mean
when compared to the tiny dash
that lies there in between.
The dash serves as an emblem
of our time here on the earth,
and although small, it stands for all
our years of life, and worth.
And our worth will be determined
by how we live each day.
We can fill our dash with goodness,
or waste our life away.
To ourselves, as well as others,
let’s be honest, kind and true,
and every day, live the way
we know God wants us to.
May we look for opportunities
to do a worthy deed,
and reach out with compassion
to those who are in need.
For If our hearts are full of love
throughout our journey here,
we’ll be loved by all who knew us
and our memory they’ll hold dear.
And when we die, these memories
will bring grateful, loving tears,
to all whose lives were touched
by the dash between our years.
Castro Valley, Ca 94546
Lieutenant Colonel Alfred V. Iannarelli
Branch of Service:
U.S. Navy (NCIS), Air Force (SP) and Army (CID)
Dates of Service:
September 22, 1945 through September 1, 1986
Locations of Service:
Navy – COM SUB PAC. Pearl Harbor. Cruises: Midway, Kwajalein Atoll and
the Philippines. March 1946 through January 1948.
Army – Oakland Army Terminal. Investigation Unit #306.
Air Force – Travis Air Force Base. Security Police and served as squadron commander.
World War II Victory Metal American & Asiatic Campaign
Philippine & China Service Metal
Marital Status and Children:
Wife, Mary Lou. Children: Alfred Jr., and Vincent
Children who served in Armed Forces:
Alfred Jr. – U.S. Army
Lieutenant Colonel Alfred V. Iannarelli
Militarily: Iannarelli served in active and, reserve service with three military branches.
(1) Field Agent: US Naval Investigation Service, (2) Special Agent: US Army Criminal
Investigation Department, (3) US Air Force Security Police Squadron Commander
attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Alfred is a veteran police official with over 35 years of active law enforcement
experience and training with county, state and federal governmental agencies advancing
through the ranks of Patrolman to Chief of Police. He is presently a consultant in police
administration and forensic science with a specialty in CSI and is certified by the
California Commission Peace Officer’s Standard and Training, including the National
Commission of Professional Law Enforcement Standards.
As a published author of several books in Police Administration and Forensic Science,
Iannarelli is also a recipient of numerous police awards. He is a board member of the
International Academy of Criminology and Police Hall of Fame and is listed in “Who’s
Who” in American Law Enforcement including the National Directory.
He holds active membership in the California Peace Officer’s Association, International
Police Association, California and Nevada State Division of the International Association
Iannarelli is the Author and Pioneer of the “Earology” System of Identification and is a
University and College Visiting Professor of Forensic Identification.
Iannarelli presently specializes in: Fingerprint & Ear Identification; comparison and
analysis of Bullet & Trace Evidence, including, Forensic Photography. His practice is in
the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area.
Thank-you, Lieutenant Colonel Alfred V. Iannarelli for your service to our country and
American Legion Post 696
To my adorable husband Al, I miss you with all my heart. You were a wonderful man in my life. I have my memories of you and the tapes you made for me to cherish. My love always to you, your wife Mary Lou.
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