Radio: Ambassador from Brooklyn

Brooklyn's Tony Guarino went overseas with strict instructions from his father to be sure to look up his Aunt Theresa in Sorrento—if he happened to be going that way. Aunt Theresa, Father Guarino swore, made the best spaghetti to be found in all Italy.

Tony and his M-7 tank-destroyer crew hit the beach at Salerno with the American forces, and days later helped take Sorrento, knocking out three German tanks. Tony found his aging Aunt Theresa, but not his uncle. The Germans had killed him. Aunt Theresa cooked spaghetti for Tony, his crew and a U.S. correspondent. They agreed that nowhere...

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