Edward LaPorta
Tech Sergeant Army

Mr. Edward LaPorta was born June 21, 1917. He served as a Tech Sergeant in the U.S. Army in the North African Theater and was present at the Battle of Kasserine Pass. Mr. LaPorta explains how he actively worked to sabotage Italian munitions in Reggio while being held as a prisoner of war. He also recounts what he told the Geneva Convention when they visited his prison camp, and why he carried a man 83 miles at the risk of losing his own life.