Tony Stiletto Essay

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It was a special day for Tony Stiletto. It was March 7th, 1944, his 18th birthday. Not only was it his birthday, but it was the also the day that made him eligible to be drafted into the U.S. Army, one of his worst fears. A week later, he went outside to get the mail and his jaw dropped when he saw what was inside. A letter from the U.S Army stating, “You, Tony Stiletto, have been drafted into the U.S Army to fight in World War II. You have two weeks from March 21st, 1944, to enlist into the U.S Army at your nearest enlistment office.” This was bad for Tony and the only way for him to avoid this was if he were to go to college, but that wasn’t going to happen because his family was poor. Two weeks later, Tony was faced with going to the enlistment…show more content…
After all of the paperwork was filled out, Tony was transported to a military base on the coast of North Carolina. There, he spent day after day training in boot camp for three months to prepare for an attack the U.S was planning on Normandy. He also made a friend named Thomas. Thomas would lift Tony up when he was down and helped Tony get through all of the different and difficult tasks that would train him to fight in World War II. Tony and Thomas endured hours of running, swimming and target practice with very few breaks in between. After all of the training in boot camp, Tony was ready to put his skills to the test. It was June 6th, 1944. He and his fellow soldiers were in multiple LCPVs making their way to Omaha Beach in Normandy. Tony was nervous. When the front of his LCPV opened, he hesitated. That hesitation saved his life. The soldier in front of Tony jumped out and got shot and fell into the water. As soon as that happened Tony darted out and took cover behind a boulder while being riddled with bullets. When he was in position, he started firing
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