John and James Rosetta’s parents immigrated to the United States from Italy in the 1920s in search of a better life for their family. It was a well executed idea — until tragedy struck. The boys’ mother died shortly after the move, leaving them with nowhere to go but to foster care. John and James overcame their less-than-ideal circumstances, and both ended up joining the military and fighting in World War II — John in the Air Force and James in the Army.

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