Charles Anthony Aiello is a lifelong Northeast resident who, for many years, walked everywhere in Northeast, garnering him the nickname “Walkin’ Charlie.”
Charlie is a proud 1977 graduate of Northeast High School and the Northeast News caught up with him at the retirement ceremony for KCFD Battalion Chief Clay Calvin just before Christmas.
Charlie is an avid supporter of the firefighters at Stations 23 and 18 and can often be seen at fire scenes in the area giving aid and support to the first responders.
Families, fountains, Northeast High School, and the fire stations are among Charlie’s favorite things in Northeast.
“Sometimes I go down to 18’s and visit the crew on 5-truck and all the rest of the boys down there.”