Having looked for Carmine Ronzino's family for about 6 weeks, Becky finally found my youngest son, Andrew's, blog. (Yeah for blogs!) Becky sent us an email copy of her book - a compilation Swede's journals and photos of the combat in WWII. With great emotion and some tears, all of us were transported to the battlefield via his journals. Seeing Dad's photos with Swede and the other men did our hearts proud.
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with Dad's band of brother's
Reading Swede's first-hand account of the war and seeing "Carmine Ronzino" written in his logs was life-changing for our family. Dad died back in 1981 from a sudden, massive heart attack while vacationing in Canada. My son, Andrew, never even got to meet his grandfather. Reading of his part in WWII has been an amazing gift for Andrew - for all of us Ronzinos. To read someone's first-hand account makes the war ever so real and truly personal, not Hollywoodish.
We are so proud of Dad, his buddy, Swede, and all the rest of the men of who courageously fought on the front lines until Japan surrendered. We are honored and blessed beyond measure to know their story.
God bless all the surviving men and their families! God bless Swede for capturing and preserving a part of the Ronzino history that we otherwise would never have known. I don't think Swede will ever know how many lives he and Becky have touched.
Thank You, LORD God, for sparing these men's lives - had You not, Joe would never have been born, nor my children. Thank You for allowing us to know more about the man Dad was, and thank You for this blessing of getting to know Swede and his family - truly Your Divine Appointment in our lives. Please bless all the survivors, LORD, and help Becky find the remaining men and/or their families. Thank You, LORD.
Because of Him and Unto Him