To commemorate the 70th anniversaries of D-Day and V-J Day, American Portfolios is proud to have partnered with non-profit organization Honor Flight Long Island to capture stories of surviving WWII veteran heroes. The Silent Strength video series, which began in 2014, will continue throughout 2015, bringing viewers fascination, first-hand accounts from a generation of veterans who served both European and the Pacific tours of duty in one of the deadliest wars in history.
Oreste H. Cariddi | Private (First Class), U.S. Army, 94th Infantry Division, 301st Regiment, Company G | Served in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Czechoslovakia during WWII | Received the following medals for his service: Silver Star and Good Conduct Medal
During the Battle of the Bulge, in the thickly forested Ardennes region of Belgium, France and Luxembourg, the Germans launched a surprise attack on Allied Forces. Mr. Cariddi and a fellow soldier were ordered to dig foxholes and await the rest of their platoon, who were engaged in combat. Seven long days transpired….