Summer adventures bring Italian youth to Garrison

Aug 04, 2019 422

BY: Anna Ciccotti

A desire to make a life-long difference with their summer adventures brought a group of inquisitive Italian children and teens to Caserma Ederle, July 31. U.S. Army Garrison Italy opened the doors of the installation to forty-five students and their chaperones from a local summer camp in nearby Fara Vicentino to learn more about the Army’s mission in Vicenza. 

For most of the participating students, who are between six and 14 years-old, it was the first opportunity to visit the base and meet U.S. Soldiers face-to-face. “We were glad to accommodate the request and offer them an opportunity to explore what’s behind the fence,” said Italian Army Maj. Marco Specchia, executive officer for Caserma Ederle who coordinated the visit on behalf of the Italian base commander. 

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