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Pat joined the Navy right of high school in 1986 and spent four years as a First Aviation Boatswain Mate, directing planes on the flight deck of a carrier, and eventually became a Navy Gunner's Mate. He did several Mediterranean deployments during Operation Desert Shield.

After his service, he attended Union County College in NY and then became a bail bondsman and private investigator. Pat worked in underwater construction and salvage as an underwater welder, for civilian companies and the Navy in Norfolk, VA. He was also part of a group of men that were selected to help with rescue and recovery in New York City after 9/11.

Pat has three children and one grandson, Charlie. Pat's girlfriend, Mary, has been his greatest support through his kidney disease. He has worked hard to stay healthy and has battled through a few setbacks. So far, he has been able to stay off of dialysis. He enjoys riding his bike, eats well, and tries to take care of his health.

Pat is a professional drummer in a heavy metal band called Grave Next Door and his life as bail bondsman/bounty hunter has been the inspiration for two books.

His father is a Vietnam Veteran.

Pat has enlisted the help of a Veteran's organization called DOVE Transplant which is helping in his outreach to find his life-saving kidney donor. DOVE will assist all prospective donors throughout the process and make sure they do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses related to the evaluation or surgery.

A healthy person can live a normal life with one kidney and save this Veteran's life! Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more OR call 551-449-8319. Thank you.

Pat Salerno

Navy Veteran

Interested in Becoming a DOVE Donor?
Click the button below to learn more about the process and eligibility requirements.

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