Relative's military record as a volunteer

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Relative's military record as a volunteer

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Hi everyone
I have been told by his granddaughter that my relative volunteered
for service in WW2 just to get some money for his poor (and very large)
family in Rapone, Potenza. She said that he was sent to a military hospital in Bari where
they looked after the wounded.There, he would put aside the money he received
for cigarettes, and would also sell bread given to the injured which was not eaten.

I have attached a segment of his military record that covers this period and would
love a translation.
I believe it states that he was initially called to the army (even though he was aged 40
at the time!) - maybe he volunteered after they rejected him because of his age???

Kindest regards
Nick
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Surnames: Repole, Pinto, Patrissi, Schettino, Garofano, Gambuti, Parente. Towns: Rapone, Guardia Sanframondi, San Lorenzo Maggiore
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This does not seem to be complete. Can you post a full picture?
However, he was paid for thirty days of untaken leave, and the following day (Jul 17th, 1943) was sent on unlimited leave, "having finished the volunteering time".
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I have attached my relative's full military record as requested.

Many thanks in advance,
Nick
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Surnames: Repole, Pinto, Patrissi, Schettino, Garofano, Gambuti, Parente. Towns: Rapone, Guardia Sanframondi, San Lorenzo Maggiore
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The guy lucked out as he got discharged barely one week before Mussolini's downfall...
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