Aspects of Italian and American History

Italians in the Military

Italians and Italian-Americans played an important role in American history as soldiers in the U.S. Military. Ranging from privates to generals, these distinguished soldiers displayed intelligence, skill, and valor. Many were decorated and some received the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest honor given to a soldier.

This lesson pays tribute to some of these brave Italians and Italian Americans. Their stories are quite compelling.