ARMY & NAVY: For Enlisted Men Only


On V-E day Pfc. Vincent Rizzitello, a small, wiry, 26-year-old combat infantryman from Newark, N.J., was at Fort Dix, a replacement center near Trenton, N.J. What victory in Europe mostly meant to him was that he would probably be seeing something of the Pacific.

Pfc. Rizzitello had fought in Africa, Sicily, Italy and France. He wore a Purple Heart, a Presidential unit citation (the 3rd Division's), battle stars for six campaigns. On his furlough to the U.S. this spring he had taken a wife; he had made his farewell the day...

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