Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, a Date which will live in Infamy... No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.” President Roosevelt
For many Italian Americans, World War II was a difficult era.
The U.S. had declared war on their ancestral home, many were perceived as a national security threat and domestic sentiment towards citizens with Italian heritage was skeptical, at best. Despite all these challenges, more than half a million Italian Americans joined and proudly served in the U.S. Armed Forces during WWII.
These are five Italian Americans you should know who made WWII history...