Alfred F. McDonald, a
former Buffalo, New York Police Department Lieutenant, was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. He served
his country in the United States Navy during World War II from 1944 – 1947, was placed on inactive reserves and was
called back to duty during the Korean Conflict in 1950. He served in the Navy again from late in 1950 through
1952. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Al returned to civilian life as a husband and father.
Having been brought up with strong family values and work ethic, Al worked hard at the railroad as a brakeman, until
becoming a police officer in 1956. From there, Al’s career flourished and he advanced until reaching
his retirement rank of Lieutenant.
After retiring, Al wrote a book about his service in the Korean Conflict, taking on the pen name of
Alfred Smith McDonald. The middle name of Smith was in honor of his mother’s maiden name. Alfred
McDonald is the author of Korea ‘Operation War Dance.’