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Italian-Americans have a proud history of military service. In World War I, about 12% of the US Army was composed of Italian immigrants as well as their American-born counterparts, in World War II, more than 500,000 Italian-Americans were in the service. Italian-Americans have also fought in the Korean War, in Vietnam, in Desert Storm, and wherever and whenever America defended the cause of freedom and justice. Those Italian-Americans who exhibited extraordinary courage and heroism were awarded the Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor exhibit not only honors those heroes who were killed in action, but all Italian-American men and women who served and are still serving their country with honor and distinction.

Medal of Honor recipients are featured in memorial posters which are on display at special Commission for Social Justice exhibitions. Medal of Honor recipients are commemorated in a memorial booklet which is also be available at the exhibit. A poster commemorating all 26 Italian-American recipients of the Medal of Honor is also available. Memorabilia such as photographs, medals, flags, etc., are available for viewing at these special exhibitions.

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To Order a full copy of 

Italian American Recipients of the Medal of Honor   

Call 516-785-4623 or 1-800-322-OSIA (Fax: 516-221-OSIA) 

Mail a request to:

Commission for Social Justice
Order Sons of Italy in America
2101 Bellmore Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710

For further information, please contact the New York Chairman of the Commission for Social Justice, Order Sons of Italy in America at the New York Grand Lodge Office at (516) 785-4623 or (800) 322-OSIA or via e-mail at Chairman@nyscsj.org .

Medal of Honor materials (i.e. bookmarks, posters, booklets) are available to order by contacting the New York Grand Lodge Office.