Army Sergeant Luco Clarizio

After guarding the Korean DMZ for most of his tour of duty in the Army during the Vietnam War, Luco Clarizio watched over fallen soldiers returning to the States, escorting their caskets from the airport to the cemetery.

Army Specialist 3 Guy Cardarelli

Stationed in Germany more than a decade after World War II, Guy Cardarelli witnessed firsthand the lingering devastation wrought by fierce Allied bombing.

Air Force Specialist Dominick Gobbo

An electronics specialist for the Air Force at the tail end of World War II, Dominick Gobbo also did a 21-month tour of duty as an aircraft operator in Korea.

Lt. Col. Robert Ruffolo (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Albert George Edwards and his final resting place

While stationed in Italy at the end of his military career, Retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Ruffolo helped an RAF officer find the grave of a grandfather who gave his life while storming Monte Cassino during World War II.

Nobiluomo Robert Ruffolo, knight commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, is a retired U.S. Army officer and diplomat emeritus. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in modern European history and also two master’s degrees. He has been knighted seven times for his work internationally.

B24 crew member Arturo Del Monaco

After a stint with the Air Transport Command Band, Arturo Del Monaco flew countless supply missions in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II.

Army heavy artillery specialist Ralph DeBartolo

Trained in heavy artillery, Ralph DeBartolo switched from the smaller 105 howitzer to the massive 8-inch howitzer, targeting the enemy as far as eight miles away.

Army Sergeant Tony Figlioli

Drafted into the Army right out of high school, Tony Figlioli fought his way across Europe, earning five Battle Stars, a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star along the way.

 

Marine Guard Joe Priola

A Marine Guard in Europe after World War II, Joe Priola had the time of his life while serving his country.

Navy Seabee Anthony Pucillo

As a Navy Seabee, Anthony Pucillo helped create housing and infrastructure for installations throughout the Pacific after the Korean War.

Navy Chaplain the Rev. Vincent Capodanno

Renowned for the powerful bond he forged with the Marines under his stewardship, the Rev. Vincent Capodanno earned the Medal of Honor while willingly sacrificing his life during the Vietnam War.

 

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