My parents are both World War II veterans. They married a few months before my father entered active duty in 1942.
My father, Roy Carletti, is 92 years old. He served in the Army and landed on the beaches at Normandy. He received several medals for that service, which also included campaigns in Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe.
My mom, Vera Carletti, served in the US Navy from 1944-1946. She worked at the Pentagon and in manufacturing as part of her service. She passed away in April of this year. She was 88 years old.
After the war, they moved to Bessemer, Pa.
My mom and dad were married for more than 70 years. They worked hard and raised a family together, much of which still resides within the same 10-mile radius of the house my father built from a kit in 1947 in Bessemer, Pa., the house where he still lives.
--Randall A. Carletti, US Army Veteran
First Lt., First Division