Hawthorne, Sergeant E-5 Giuseppe "Joe" Tanzi
Born in Mola di Bari in the Puglia region of Italy, Sergeant E-5 Giuseppe Tanzi emigrated to the U.S. at the age of fourteen, and was drafted into the military in 1967. Sergeant E-5 Tanzi served in Vietnam and was assigned to Company a 3/60 9th Infantry Division, where he conducted operations throughout the Delta region. He was wounded twice in action and is the recipient of two Purple Heart Medals, two Bronze Star Medals, two air metals, and many other metals and awards. Upon completion of his military service, he joined IBM Corporation and has been married to his wife Lilian for forty-six years.