D-Day means more to local man

Deb Zwez

On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in the Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The following day, in an address to a joint session of Congress, President Franklin Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy.” Congress then declared war on Japan, abandoning the nation’s isolationism policy and ushering the United States into World War II. Within days, Japan’s allies, Germany and Italy, declared war on the United States.

Families would be forever changed with the declaration of war in 1941, including that of a local man. But Dec. 7 also has a different meaning for Carmen Tedesco and his family.

Tedesco, one of Anna and Frank Tedesco’s 13 children, shared that he and his brothers were...

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