Bataan Death March survivor Neil Iovino

Badly wounded in the early days of the war in the Pacific, Neil Iovino nevertheless survived the Bataan Death March and 44 months in jungle prison camps.

Air Force paratrooper Louis Venditti

Venditti (to the left of the soldier holding the flag) and his band of brothers.

As a paratrooper for the 101st Airborne during World War II, it was Louis Venditti’s unenviable duty to jump behind enemy lines in the pre-dawn hours before D-Day and pave the way for the Allied assault.

Army Air Corps Captain Vincent Allegrini

Allegrini receives the Air Medal from General Clarkson.

Trained to fight in the deserts of North Africa during World War II, Vincent Allegrini earned the coveted Air Medal while organizing and overseeing a mission to bring desperately needed supplies to embattled troops in the jungles of the South Pacific.


Air Force refueler Dominic Guerrieri

Refueling fighter jets during Desert Storm, Dominic Guerrieri flew over burning oil fields, saw bomb flashes and witnessed artillery launches into Kuwait.




Air Force/Guard veteran Victor Guerrieri

A member of the Air Force and Air National Guard for 40 years, Victor Guerrieri was responsible for all communications on base and in the field of battle during a nine-month deployment to Iraq in 2010.

Army cameraman Gino Bartucci

Born in Italy and trained by the Army as a cameraman, Gino Bartucci toured the American during the Vietnam War photographing atomic bombs, filming bombers flying overhead and helping create documentaries.

Army Sergeant Albert Onesti

Army Sergeant Albert Onesti stared death in the face time and again, emerged from World War II a better man for it.

Navy reconnaissance photograph Ralph Triggiano

Realizing is dream of becoming a photographer by joining the Navy during World War II, Ralph Triggiano captured the enemy’s presence in the Pacific from 10,000 feet and the horrors of war from point-blank range.

Naval surgeon Dr. Paul Rubino

A surgeon serving in Vietnam, Dr. Paul Rubino still vividly recalls a four-day stretch during which he and his team toiled to save the lives of a couple dozen severely wounded Marines.


Army MP John Del Medico

In one foray into a French village during World War II, John Del Medico and a fellow MP single-handledly took more than 120 Nazis prisoner and freed 800 Russian soldiers from a Nazi prison camp.


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