In U. S. Army, Vietnam on November 2, 2011 at 4:38 am
Ed Vuolo is pictured in 1991 as a desert warrior somewhere in Kuwait during “Operation Desert Shield.” Coalition forces took on Saddam Hussein after he marched his troops into Kuwait. Photo provided
1st Sgt. Ed Vuolo of Port Charlotte, Fla. drove into Kuwait on Jan. 17, 1991 aboard a Humvee behind the M1A1 Abram Tanks of “Old Iron Sides,” the United States’ 1st Armored Division as part of “Operation Desert Shield.” Read the rest of this entry »
In Bronze Star, U. S. Army, Vietnam on October 31, 2011 at 4:38 am
Ed Vuolo of Port Charlotte, Fla. is pictured as a 19-year-old soldier in Vietnam in 1968. He's ready for war with his rifle, body armor and steel helmet standing outside a bunker at Long Binh, headquarters for all Army activities in Southeast Asia. Photo provided
Ed Vuolo grew up on Long Island, NY, graduated from high school in 1966 and two years later he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Read the rest of this entry »
In Purple Heart, Silver Star, U. S. Army, World War II on May 19, 2010 at 6:00 am
Sgt. Mike Sovan was the commander of a Sherman tank. He served with the 15th Tank Battalion, 6th Armored Division in Patton’s 3rd Army during World War II. He lost four tanks to German 88s, received three Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars, and a Bronze Star with a “V” for Valor among his many commendations.
Sgt. Mike Sovan, a Sherman tank commander, and his men had just crossed the Nied River in France during World War II as part of Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army when their third tank was shot out from under them.
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