Battle Of Sicily - THE ENEMY: Friendly Isle

A U.S. mechanic stepped from a transport plane at a captured Sicilian airdrome, shouted to the others in his unit: "If you see any natives, just say 'Come state?' and they'll say 'Bene, Bene.' " His name was Italian, his parents, in America, were Italian, and he added: "I've got a grandmother somewhere around here."

An Italian soldier led three others into a U.S. army camp. In the exchange of names, the leader of the Italians recognized the Italian name of one of the American unit—until he was yanked from his new friends...

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