Tag: Renato Bacci

85th Division alums pay a visit to the museum

The Friends of the 85th Division, made up mostly of alumni of the 85th Training Division, holds luncheon meetings semiannually near Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The event includes a guest speaker and of course a chance to reminisce with old friends.  This year’s meeting was held in the Banquet Center at Casa Italia on Nov. 10. IAVM President and […]
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Helping to rebuild war-torn Bosnia

IAVM President Renato Bacci offered a bird’s-eye view of a war-torn country on the mend during a revealing AV presentation on Nov. 14 at the museum. The retired Army Colonel arrived in Sarajevo on January 27, 1996, with an MBA and 24 years as a banking executive under his belt. His mission? To help rebuild the banking system in Bosnia […]
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Bacci offers insights, shares memories on podcast

The Italian American Podcast invited IAVM President Renato Bacci as their guest on a Nov. 9 episode dedicated to Veterans Day. Bacci spoke about the contributions of Italian Americans to our nation’s military history; shed light on the museum’s mission, exhibits and activities; and shared memories of his own military experiences, including the difference between the meals served by the […]
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Wood Dale celebrates its Veterans

West suburban Wood Dale has launched a Veteran banner recognition program to honor current and former Wood Dale residents who served in the United States military. The city is gathering high resolution photos and basic information and converting that into banners that now line Irving Park and Wood Dale roads. There is no charge to the Veterans for the program. […]
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Museum shows its support for Guard, Reserve

Retired Army Colonel and museum board President Renato Bacci recently represented the Italian American Veterans Museum in a virtual signing of a Statement of Support for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Statement of Support demonstrates an organization’s commitment to those two branches of the military. Illinois ESGR State Chair Laurie Silvey and Employer Outreach Co-Director Scott Klein hosted the ceremony via Zoom […]
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Army Colonel Renato (Ron) Bacci (Ret.)

During a distinguished 30-year career in the Army and Reserves, Renato Bacci did everything from helping a nation recover from war to assisting an American police department in its efforts to return lost items to their owners. The oldest of three children, Renato (Ron) Bacci was born in Chicago and grew up in the neighborhood of Chicago and Kedzie avenues. […]
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A changing of the guard at the Veterans Museum

The January meeting of the board of directors was a momentous occasion, with museum President Paul Basile and his fellow civilian officers making room for a whole new cadre of leaders with extensive military background. Basile passed the gavel to retired Army Col. Renato Bacci. Joining him at the top are retired Navy Com. Joseph Troiani (first vice president), retired […]
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