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.


Air Force Senior Airman and State Department contractor Billy Castellano


After doing three tours of duty during a four-year enlistment with the Air Force, Billy Castellano trained Afghan police as a consultant for the U.S. Department of State.

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.

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