Nicholas Spano

Nicholas Spano

World War II veteran

Shown at right is Nicholas Spano, 94, U.S. Army, World War II Purple Heart-decorated veteran. Spano, shown at left in his uniform, served in Belgium, was shot during duty and spent many months in the hospital recovering. He received a Purple Heart for risking his own life to save the lives of others. Spano lives in Forest Hills in Queens, New York, and to this day is active and always trying to help others. He is the great-grandfather of Christopher Dumas, a freshman in engineering at Penn State.

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