Tag: CJ Martello

Martello talks up museum in Tinley Park

Vietnam Veteran and Far South Side historian C.J. Martello spoke about the Italian American Veterans Museum at a meeting of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America’s Leone D’Oro Lodge #2700 on March 20, 2023, at the American Legion Hall in Tinley Park. Martello is the author of Petals From Roseland, a column about the Far South Side […]
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Army NCO CJ Martello

As NCO on an artillery base camp in the central highlands of Vietnam, CJ Martello was responsible for keeping his squad on task and safe in the face of frequent enemy attacks. Costante James “CJ” Martello was born in Chicago’s Roseland Community Hospital. He was one of 12 children born to Angelina and August Martello, four of whom passed away […]
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