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Tony Castellano and Rose Castellano Mattran
Tony Castellano and Rose Castellano Mattran

Tony Castellano was born in 1917 in Hoboken, New Jersey. One of five boys born into a large Italian-American family in the years before the First World War, Tony enjoyed a spirited childhood until all the sons were drafted into separate branches of the military at the outbreak of World War II. During a conversation he had with his daughter Rose in 2006, Tony described a few of the experiences he and his brothers witnessed firsthand while serving their country.

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Music credits: Love Theme from The Winds of War/ War and Remembrance by
Robert Cobert, Telarc

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