Emilio Rossi HONOREE 2007

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Emilio Rossi was born in the small town of Piane Crati in Southern Italy on June 21, 1921. He was the youngest of four children. He learned love of his family, his culture and his country at a very young age.

Emilio worked hard as a young boy and defended his country in World War II when he was drafted as a young soldier. Later, he married his one and only sweetheart Rosa, and together they came to America in 1948 with their six-month-old son, Tony.