Italian (Allied) veteran of World War I preserved story of immigration to St. Louis

Apr 01, 2021 318

BY: Jeremy P. Amick

Vic Cadice, of Jefferson City, recalls admonishments from his father that included staying out of trouble as not to defame yourself, your country, your family name, and remaining focused on earning a good education. These teachings were the result of his father's experiences in his native Italy and were highlighted by two brothers serving on separate continents for the same cause during World War I, along with a fascinating immigration story.

Gaspere "Jasper" Cadice was born Dec. 17, 1898, in the historic city of Marsala in western Sicily in Italy. When he was only 10 years old, Jasper's father traveled to the United States to find employment and earn enough money to bring over his wife and four children. Born in Sicily in 1898, Jasper Cadice's immigration to Missouri was delayed with the outbreak of World War I and his service in the Italian (Allied) army. 

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