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75 Years Ago - Dunmore Soldier Finds Photo Of Himself In Sicily

January 4, 2019 GMT

Jan. 4, 1944

Dunmore soldier finds photo of self in a Sicilian home

PFC Michael Saracino of Dunmore discovered a photo of himself in a home in San Cataldo, Sicily.

According to a letter Saracino sent to his mother, the photo was a wedding party in which he served as the best man to the groom, Joseph Gambo of Dunmore. The photo was sent to Gambo’s relatives who live in San Cataldo.

In another local connection, Saracino also slept at the home of Vincent George in San Cataldo. George’s two brothers, John and Thomas, lived in Dunmore.

Saracino was stationed in San Cataldo with the U.S. Army Air Force.

Funeral home attack probed

Scranton police were investigating an attack on a funeral home employee. According to police, Michael Guido, an employee of B. Willard Tague Funeral Home on South Main Avenue, told them he was struck on the forehead by an unidentified man in the cellar of the funeral home.

Guido was taken to West Side Hospital for treatment and was admitted for observation.

Shopping list

Fresh hams for 31 cents per pound; fresh ground hamburger for 25 cents per pound; a dozen eggs for 47 cents; a box of frozen spinach, 27 cents; a dozen Florida oranges, 29 cents; 15 pounds of potatoes, 49 cents; 2-pound jar of citrus marmalade, 20 cents; 1 pound of coffee, 23 cents.

BRIAN FULTON, library manager, oversees The Times-Tribune’s expansive digital and paper archives and is an authority on local history. Contact Brian at bfulton@timesshamrock.com or 570-348-9140.