The 85-year-old South Venice, Fla. man was a machine gunner who served as a sergeant during World War II in the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, a Canadian unit. He and 10 of his buddies from the old unit, wearing their red berets and blue blazers, went back to central Sicily to see the cliff…
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Assault on Assoro
The ancient hill town in central Sicily is topped by the ruins of King Robert II of Normandy’s 12th Century castle. It’s been a stronghold of armies and warlords since 1000 B.C. In July 1943 the village, the castle and the hill with its 1,100-foot cliff was held by the German’s elite Herman Goering Division during the Allied Sicilian Campaign in World War II.