Silent Strength - WWII Veterans

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 fascinating, first-hand accounts from a generation of veterans who served both European and Pacific tours of duty in one of the deadliest wars in history.

Thomas Trabucco | Private First Class, U.S. Army, U.S. 4th Infantry Division / Expert Gunner & Carbine Marksman, U.S. Air Force | Served in France, Germany, Belgium and England during WWII | Received the following medals for his service: Bronze Star, Special Combat Infantryman Badge and New York State Conspicuous Service Star

Mr. Trabucco’s regiment landed just north of Utah Beach on June 6, 1944, a main battle area in Normandy, France. There was a tremendous loss of U.S. soldiers during that battle, but his regiment prevailed and participated in the liberation of Paris, France.

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Silent Strength - WWII Veterans

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A once silent generation of American heroes has come forward to share their World War II experiences. Seventy years later, their stories of resilience and survival are told with such clarity as if it were yesterday. It is yet another reminder of the price…


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A once silent generation of American heroes has come forward to share their World War II experiences. Seventy years later, their stories of resilience and survival are told with such clarity as if it were yesterday. It is yet another reminder of the price enlisted men and women have paid serving their country to protect freedom for fellow citizens and citizens of the world.

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