Antonio Ruggiero

 
Antonio Ruggiero

born 1921
from Plymouth

24 Stories

5.7 min
Antonio faught the WWII with 2nd Ranger Battalion. After the wart was over he wanted to continue to work in show business but it was impossible so he applyed for a job in fire department.
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4.1 min
Antonio was working in California and had to go back home to Plymouth. He found an add offering a free transport for someone willing to drive a car to Boston. Antonio didn't know that he was supposed to drive a...
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4.2 min
The night before the D-Day one incident demoralized completley the soldiers in Antonios battalion. Thanks to it they found out that there are many talented people among them...
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5.1 min
During the WWII Antonio prepared plays for the soldierds in the field. He describes a comic show called "Harry goes home" he invented and played in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia.
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4.8 min
Before the Normandy landings Antonio's battalion was situated in England for training and lived with the local famililes. In this clip Antonio speaks about two training episodes. During one of them he risked ki...
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4.3 min
When 2nd Ranger Battalion was training in England, the soldiers were housed by the local families in the small town Bude. Antonio's host was a kind woman who took care of him, but that could of changed easily o...
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8.8 min
Before the Normandy landings, 2nd Ranger Battalion trained in a small costal town of Bude in England. The soldiers were housed in the homes of the inhabitants. Antonio was not very fortunate: he got to live in ...
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8.0 min
Antonio speaks about his training with the 2nd Ranger Battalion. They were transfered number of times and trained on the ground and in the wather, they studied German weapons and even how to ride a motorcycle.
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5.8 min
Once Antonio was excepted in the 2nd Ranger Battalion, he knew he had to make the first two weeks. Thanks to his dancing history and strog legs he made it and got in.
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7.2 min
After Antonio managed to get an application for the 2nd Ranger Battalion, he and other soldiers who applied had to pass a selection. Antonio vividly remembers the interview with Major Rudder...
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