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.

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.

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