Korean War veterans reunited in nursing home 60 years later9/4/2012
The daughter of Korean War vet Frank Dibella, a resident at a VA nursing home in Long Island, NY, was baffled as to why fellow veteran and resident Augie Angerame paid her dad such close attention. "I was like, 'What's this man doing?'" Mary Rose Monroe told CBS. "He'd rub his back and then he'd walk away." Clearly, the pair shared a bond that shone through the haze of Augie’s advanced dementia and an old picture on Frank’s wall provided the clue. Augie’s son John remembered that his dad, who had served as a medic with an artillery unit, had spoken fondly of the unit’s ballsy cook, Frank Dibella, who would routinely risk his life to serve his brothers in arms steaks on the front lines. We’re not giving out any prizes for guessing which medic took care of Frank when his bravery earned him an injury in a bomb blast, but it seems he’s still happy to do it 60 years later. (Source)
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