Army Wolfhound Anthony Langone

A member of an Army regiment known as the Wolfhounds in Vietnam, Anthony Langone spent 30 days under siege in the jungle during the Battle of Boi Loi Woods.


Navy fireman Vince DiCarlo

Serving in the Navy at the close of World War II, Vince DiCarlo watched from a transport ship 10 miles away during the first atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll.

Marine machine gunner Paul Calabrese

Mere months before full-scale battles raged across Vietnam, Paul Calabrese engaged in deadly skirmishes in the jungles around his base camps to ward off enemy incursion.

Army mechanic Anthony Iovinelli

A specialist in small-arms repair, Anthony Iovinelli kept his 36-man unit armed and ready while stationed on Guadalcanal.

Marine gunner Giovanni Insolia

Persuaded by a smooth-talking recruiter to join the Marines during the height of the Vietnam War, Giovanni Insolia survived an endless round of helicopter assaults and enemy ambushes as a member of the ill-fated Foxtrot Company.

Army Sergeant Louis Mirabelli

Originally assigned to the Army Finance Branch in Kentucky, Louis Mirabelli soon found himself behind the controls of a tank on the battlefields of Korea.

Army Ranger Sammy DiTusa

Part of an elite strike force that led the charge to unseat Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, Sammy DiTusa and his battalion left the country 20 days later with a victory in hand.

Naval NCO Georgiann Callaway

Opting for the Navy instead of college, Georgiann Callaway found professional fulfillment and adventure on six continents during a stellar 20-year career.

Army Pfc. Frank Clarizio

Frank Clarizio wasn’t even 20 years old when he took part in one of the pivotal clashes in World War II: The Battle of the Bulge. At one point in the five-week-long fray, howitzer in hand, he squared off against a Nazi tank.

The Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge

By late Fall 1944, British, Canadian and American troops had cut across France, liberated Paris, pushed into Belgium, and crossed the German border. So swift and complete was the Allied advance, the prevailing thought was the war in Europe would be over by Christmas of that year.

Completely unknown to the Allies, the Germans had massed almost 250,000 men and some 1,000 tanks opposite their positions in Belgium’s Ardennes Forest. The objective was to attack through the lightly defended American lines, drive all the way to Antwerp and cut the British and American forces in two.

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