Hi, It is with great regret that I found out after my nonnles funeral that he may of been some what a hero, or that he even fought in a battle that was unknown to all of us.
He migrated to Australia after the war with his children (my father and uncles and aunts) and I guess it was never discussed?
He was on the Laconia as a italian prisoner, his name was Mario Zulian and he came from San Martino top of Venice? Forgive me I speak no italian and would love to know my history and keep my nonnles story alive and bright, I would also like to know the medals recieved I have one of his now, but am unsure on its meaning.
Thanks from an Aussie girl trying to hold onto a little of "Where I came From!"
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