Italian American WWII Hero Sgt. Lou “Red” Vigliotti

Sep 08, 2020 98

Lou “Red” Vigliotti served in World War II from 1941 to 1945 and fought in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign in the jungles of Philippines. While there, he contracted malaria, but his service did not waiver and he continued to fight for his country. 

In addition to various honors and medals, he was awarded the prestigious Bronze Star for his heroism and bravery after the war. He was born and raised in Bradford, Pa., and after the war he returned home and married Helen. They lived in the small town of Lewis Run, Pa., and raised three children there. 

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