Thousands of Calabrian immigrants served in the United States military during World War I, but their story has not yet been told. Historian Peter L. Belmonte has undertaken that task. This book shows over 70 Calabrian-American soldiers in uniform during the war, along with short military biographies of each man. Coupled with his first three volumes, this book goes a long way to uncovering the story of a group of men from a common region who fought for their adopted country during a cataclysmic war a century ago.
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About the Author
Peter L. Belmonte is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, author, and historian. A veteran of Operation Desert Storm, he holds a master's degree in history from California State University, Stanislaus. He has published articles, book chapters, reviews, and papers about immigration and military history. Pete has written several books: Italian Americans in World War II (Arcadia, 2001), Days of Perfect Hell: The U.S. 26th Infantry Regiment in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October-November, 1918 (Schiffer, 2015), Calabrian-Americans in the US Military During World War I, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 (CreateSpace, 2017), and Forgotten Soldiers of World War I: America's Immigrant Doughboys (with Alexander F. Barnes, Schiffer, 2018).