The Mooney Family
Frederick has been home to Alex Mooney since the age of one. His parents instilled in him the value of hard work and a deep sense of patriotism based on their own life experiences.
Alex’s mother, Lala, was born and raised in Fidel Castro’s Cuba, where, around the time of the Bay of Pigs invasion, she and other members of her family were thrown into jail for seven weeks because they did not support Castro’s communist-government. No trial, no attorney-they were simply thrown in jail. Her uncle later died in prison due to his opposition to Cuba’s tyrannical regime. In her early 20’s, Lala was able to escape Cuba and come to America with barely a penny to her name.
She always emphasized how precious American freedoms are to Alex and his siblings. Because of her experience with a communist police state, she inspired in Alex a desire to fight for the American ideals set forth by our Founding Fathers.
Alex’s father, Vincent, was equally fervent in his devotion to his country. From a family of Irish immigrants, Vincent grew up in Long Island, New York. He met Lala when they both attended Catholic University, where Vincent was in the Reserve Officers Training Corps.
Soon after they married and were expecting their first child, America entered the Vietnam War. Vincent served as an Engineering Captain and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.When he returned from Vietnam, the Mooney family grew to four children: Vincent III (Professor of Engineering & Computer Science at Georgia Tech), Alex, Patrick (a fundraiser) and Margaret (Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). For more visit: http://www.alexmooney.com/
How about a trip down memory lane:
Senator Alex Mooney 2002 Election Night Celebration at Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar's Meeting Room
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