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    Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Italy return a birthday cake after 77 years [Image 1 of 13]

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Italy return a birthday cake after 77 years

    ITALY

    04.28.2022

    Photo by Laura Kreider 

    U.S. Army Garrison Italy

    VICENZA, Italy - Sgt. Peter Wallis, of Seabeck, Washington, who recently won Installation Management Command – Europe Best Warrior contest (right), presents a cake to Meri Mion, (center) with Col. Matthew Gomlak, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Italy.
    Mion, 89, of Vicenza, was the guest of honor at the midday event, held together with Vicenza officials at Giardini Salvi, 77 years after American troops fighting near Vicenza ate the cake made for her thirteenth birthday.
    Hundreds of people, to include Italian soldiers, carabinieri, U.S. veterans, Italian veterans, plus many local residents watched on. The sun was shining in Giardini Salvi during the brief ceremony, where Gomlak spoke of the combat that occurred on nearby Corso SS. Felice e Fortunato.

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    Date Taken: 04.28.2022
    Date Posted: 04.28.2022 12:47
    Photo ID: 7165307
    VIRIN: 220428-A-LU220-079
    Resolution: 3696x2448
    Size: 2.04 MB
    Location: IT

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