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A taste of Italy for wounded U.S. servicemembers

Ambassador opens embassy doors to vets from military hospitals

By Lisa Burgess, Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Sunday, May 21, 2006

ARLINGTON, Va. — Grazie, Italia. You have fulfilled the wish of American Sgt. Timothy Gustafson.

“Now I can say I’ve eaten real Italian lasagna,” Gustafson, a Tennessee National Guardsman, said Friday night at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. more from the Stars & Stripes website

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Borders of Fort Riley, Kan., meets Italian Air Force Maj. Gen. Pasquale Preziosa.

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, a regular visitor to the "Steak Night" events at Fran O'Brien's during his tenure at the Department of Defense, talks with The Aleethia Foundation's Hal Koster and Marty O'Brien.

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