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A front-row seat to the toppling of a dictator

A capacity crowd turned out on June 5, 2022, to hear Salvatore “Sammy” DiTusa offer a blow-by-blow account of his rigorous training as an Army Ranger and his preparation for and participation in the invasion of Panama. Audience members were riveted as DiTusa shared details of the pre-dawn low altitude parachute drop conducted by the Rangers and several other elite […]
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A tale of dreams deferred in war-torn Afghanistan

While Army Major Lorenzo Fiorentino was stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, from March 2004 to March 2005, he noticed that the Afghan people could make just about anything. Within weeks, he organized a bazaar at his military base where local vendors could sell their wares, stimulating the economy and giving the soldiers an opportunity to buy gifts to mail home to […]
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Record crowd attends presentation by WW II vet

A near-capacity crowd turned out on Nov. 10, 2019, to hear Ralph Triggiano share his wartime experiences as a recon photographer for the Navy during World War II. Museum curator Steve Corbo did a splendid job of setting the stage, leading Ralph in an hour-long conversation that covered topics ranging from military might and the hazards of war, to life […]
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Medal of Honor recipient gives rousing talk

An enthusiastic crowd was held spellbound by Medal of Honor recipient Allen James Lynch during a special presentation hosted by the Italian American Veterans Museum. More than 100 attendees, many of them veterans, flocked to the Community Center at Casa Italia on Nov. 14, 2016, to share an evening with a true American hero. As an Army sergeant during the […]
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