40-year Air Force/Guard veteran Victor Guerrieri

Nov 22, 2019 135

The second of six children, Victor Guerrieri was born in Chicago to Carmen and Rita (Mariano.) The family lived in his maternal grandparents’ building near Marmora and Higgins avenues before moving to the area around Foster and Cumberland avenues, where Guerrieri grew up. His parents were born in Chicago, and his grandparents emigrated from Bari.

Maternal aunts, uncles and cousins all lived close, and every Sunday the family gathered at his grandparents’ home. “Grandma made the meatballs, neck bones, the whole traditional Italian meal,” he says. “Even when we were young, we would always get a taste of grandpa’s homemade wine.”

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