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In December 1965, Father Capodanno received his commission as a lieutenant in the Navy Chaplain Corps. He was assigned to the First Marine Division in Vietnam in April 1966. At 4:30 am, September 4, 1967, during Operation Swift in the Thang Binh District of the Que Son Valley, elements of the 1st Battalion 5th Marines encountered a large North Vie...

This issue of The Georgetowner celebrates the Italian lifestyle: La Dolce Vita. Perchè adesso (why now)? No special reason needed; Italy looms large in American lives. The history, cultures and fates of our two countries are intertwined, both in hugely important ways and in matters that we take for granted, things that have taken up permanent resi...

In this special edition of #ItalianoftheWeek, we learn more about Diana Burdisso Britting, the winner of the Sons of Italy's Do You Know Roots Contest. She writes about the journey to discover her roots and how My Italian Family helped her do just that.   My decades-old search for the story of my family's roots began after my maternal grandm...

by John Powers   Some writers you read and move on, but every now and then you read one whose work knocks you back against the wall. This happened to me with the great Italian novelist Elena Ferrante. I first encountered her through her scalding 2002 novel, The Days Of Abandonment, whose narrator, Olga, may be the scariest jilted wife since...

By Victoria Prather   Chocolate is considered to be, by many, an aphrodisiac. People claim it has addictive qualities or that somehow it just invokes a passion within them. One thing is for certain: chocolate, when exquisitely prepared, it is truly a treasured treat that many find hard to resist.   Some modern historians have estimate...

by Brandon Turkus   Fiat is following up on the March unveiling of the Jeep Renegade with its own compact crossover, the oft-rumored and teased 500X, which is making its big debut later today at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.   Like the Renegade on which it shares a platform, the 500X comes to bat with the choice of a 1.4-liter, turb...

The two nations were paired together when the names were drawn on Tuesday and the Americans, who won in Argentina at the weekend to move into the play-offs, will need to get past a team that lifted the trophy as recently as 2013 if they are to regain their place in the World Group.   Much will depend on whether world number one Serena Willia...

Ultimo mese disponibile per iscriversi nell'elenco degli elettori. Scade il 18 marzo il termine per inviare al Consolato di appartenenza il modulo con cui si conferma la volontà di partecipare alle elezioni dei Comites del 17 aprile. Quest'anno, per la prima volta, ad un'elezione all'estero si applica la cosiddetta inversione dell'opzione: se vuoi...

by Dan Niemiec   In many of my recent columns, I have discussed the rapid growth of familysearch.org. I have been working on so many areas of American records that I have forgotten to check on Italian civil records. All I can say is "Wow." Let me first remind you of the project because it will explain why they've done what they've done. The...

The Italian restaurant is a pillar of the twenty-first century American dining scene, but it's easy to forget that Italian cooking goes way beyond pizza and Parmigiana. Traditional Italian cuisine is largely Mediterranean in character, making ample use of such ingredients as citrus, olives, herbs, grains and greens, and seafood, as well as all thos...

By Michele Zurleni   Un cognome italiano per New York. Bill De Blasio è il favorito per le elezioni del primo cittadino. Italiani d'America. Sono decine e decine i nomi di artisti, politici, scienziati, inventori, letterati, sportivi, giuristi ma anche di criminali che hanno contribuito a fare la storia degli Stati Uniti. Questa è una p...

by John Licata   Last week, we highlighted Enel and now we wanted to discuss Enel Green Power, the biggest renewable energy company in Italy. For those not too familiar with these names, Italy only derives only 20% of its energy domestically, so the renewable story is bigger than most investors realize.   Though, rather than only focu...