92 Year Old Disney Cast Member and Navy vet honored at the Magic Kingdom

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In honor of Armed Forces Appreciation Day, The Walt Disney Company is shining a light on one special employee who served in the Navy during a pivotal time in U.S. history.

U.S. Navy veteran Alex Stromski served in duty stations around the world since enlisting in World War II. He served in three wars until he retired from the Navy in 1967 as a Lieutenant Commander.  After Walt Disney World opened in 1971, Alex became an annual passholder and frequently visited the resort with his family. His love of Disney and of service led him to apply for a job. He’s been working full-time for Disney since 2013.

Cast member Alex Stromski, who is now 92 years old, was recently honored at a sunrise flag-raising ceremony at Magic Kingdom in Disney World.

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As friends and family looked on, Stromski joined the Magic Kingdom flag detail in hoisting the colors over Town Square. He was later recognized by park leadership and members of Disney’s SALUTE Veteran diversity group.

“I’m honored and humbled. This is something I never would have expected.” 
– Alex Stromski

Alex says his military experience has been a big benefit to him in his Disney role making magic for guests.  He likes being able to make guests form new wonderful memories, plus enjoys meeting military families and veterans who visit.

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Kevin Koszola