Army Corporal Anthony Cardamone

Anthony Cardamone’s application for a victory medal

One of hundreds of thousands of Italian Americans who fought with valor during World War I, Anthony Cardamone left behind a precious legacy in the form of an account from the front.

Peter L. Belmonte is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, author, and historian. A veteran of Operation Desert Storm, he holds a master’s degree in history from California State University, Stanislaus. He has published articles, book chapters, and reviews about immigration and military history. Pete has written several books: “Italian Americans in World War II” (Arcadia, 2001), “Days of Perfect Hell: The U.S. 26th Infantry Regiment in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October-November, 1918” (Schiffer, 2015), “Calabrian-Americans in the US Military During World War I,” Multiple Volumes, and “Forgotten Soldiers of World War I: America’s Immigrant Doughboy”s (with Alexander F. Barnes, Schiffer, 2018).

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