A Soldier’s Story (the Greatest Generation)

Sadly, there are a dwindling number of World War II veterans with us today who are able to share their perspectives on what it was like to be in war. We can’t ever forget the thousands of brave soldiers who fought for our country and those who gave their lives for our freedom.

In this episode of Family Comes First, we are joined by Stephen DeMarco, a Staff Sargent in the Army Air Force in WWII, and his daughter, Stephanie DeMarco. Stephen walks us through what it was like to be a young man drafted to fight for his country during WWII.

Stephanie shares the honors her father has received, including the bronze star medal, good conduct medal, and European Union medal. She also states, “My father never lost a plane. Out of all the ones that didn’t come back, none were his. He made sure every one of his planes came back, and that was a pretty amazing record.”



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Big Apple Honor Flight is a hub of the national Honor Flight Network serving all five boroughs of NYC. Our mission is to bring veterans to Washington, D.C. on a one-day trip to view the memorials built in their honor at no cost to these heroes and give them the recognition they deserve.

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