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Tango0125 Jun 2020 9:06 p.m. PST

"Born in January 1920 in a small village in northern Italy, Enrico Sesenna grew up the youngest of nine sons. As a child, he toiled in the vineyards owned by his family while also maintaining the fields where they grazed their cattle.

It was a peaceful time, with World War I behind them and most Italian families unable to foresee the changes that would affect their beloved country. Soon, they would experience a new war and the imprisonment of thousands of Italian soldiers in distant locations such as Missouri.

"My father was only three years old when his father died (in April 1923)," said Sesenna's daughter, Augusta, who still resides in Italy. "My grandmother was a widow with nine children to support and she kept working in the fields with the help of the older children," she added…"
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genew4926 Jun 2020 1:04 a.m. PST

My Dad, US Army, spent part of the war as an Interpreter for Italian POW's in Louisiana.

Tango0126 Jun 2020 12:48 p.m. PST

(smile)

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Legion 428 Jun 2020 6:55 a.m. PST

Yes there were many German and Italian POWs sent to the US and even Canada. Tried to "re-educate" them in some cases.

Tango0128 Jun 2020 9:31 p.m. PST

Interesting to know how many remains there after the War ended… (smile)

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Legion 429 Jun 2020 9:30 a.m. PST

I do believe there we some … They may of had nothing to go back to anyway?

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