Tag: Paul Rubino

In fond memory of Dr. Paul Rubino

The Italian American Veterans Museum lost one of its most avid supporters with the passing of Paul Joseph Rubino, MD. Educated at St. Ignatius High School, Loyola University and Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine, Paul as a Naval surgeon tending to often-critically wounded military personnel during the Vietnam War. Upon discharge, he joined the Family Medical Group in Joliet, where […]
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Giving Tuesday a HUGE success!

Thanks to the overwhelming kindness of our friends and matching-grant benefactors, the Italian American Veterans Museum was able to raise NEARLY $7,000 in the course of our Giving Tuesday campaign. Those funds will prove crucial during the lean winter months ahead. We’d like to acknowledge those benefactors whose matching funds proved so pivotal to the success of our campaign: Retired […]
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Naval surgeon Dr. Paul Rubino

A surgeon serving in Vietnam, Dr. Paul Rubino still vividly recalls a four-day stretch during which he and his team toiled to save the lives of a couple dozen severely wounded Marines. Paul Rubino was born in Bitritto, a small town near Bari, Italy. When he was 12 years old, he and his mother, Domenica, immigrated to Chicago where his […]
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