Army airfield controller Bob Pasquesi

An airfield controller in England during World War II, Bob Pasquesi did his best to assure that the pilots in his fighter group took off and landed safely.

Army survival instructor Ron Centanni

As a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructor, Ron Centanni trained everyone from foot soldiers headed for Vietnam to astronauts headed for space.

Navy Corpsman Sam Scardino

A Navy corpsman during the Vietnam War, Sam Scardino was so severely wounded in a landmine explosion that doctors initially thought he had perished in the blast.

National Guard Brigadier General John Fascia

Tha crash of American Airlines Flight 191

Ascending to the rank of brigadier general, John Fascia spent the bulk of his illustrious 30-year career in the National Guard keeping the peace during riots and responding to major disasters.

 

Army Specialist 4th Class Sam Fantino

An Army radio telephone operator during the Vietnam War, Sam Fantino emerged from one of the war’s bloodiest battles with a battered bugle that has become a part of military history.

 

U.S. Army Colonel Daniel Baggio (Retired)

Baggio receives a Legion of Merit Award at his retirement party.

As a media specialist for 12 of his 33 years in the Army, Daniel Baggio regularly put himself in harm’s way to spotlight the positive impact the American military has around the world.

Army NCO CJ Martello

As NCO on an artillery base camp in the central highlands of Vietnam, CJ Martello was responsible for keeping his squad on task and safe in the face of frequent enemy attacks.

Army Major General James M. “Mike” Milano (Ret.)

Ascending to the rank of major general, Mike Milano spent the latter part of a stellar 33-year career in the Army overseeing the training and deployment of hundreds of thousands of U.S. soldiers and allied police.

Army Lieutenant Colonel Enrico Clausi (Ret.)

In the course of an exemplary 22-year career in the Army, Enrico Clausi has advanced from Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel while tackling everything from training soldiers and officers to mobilizing troops and equipment.

Army squad leader Jack Ross

Enlisting in the Army at the height of the Vietnam War, Jack Ross was at constant risk throughout his tour of duty as a point man tasked with scouting out enemy positions.

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