Korean War tanker twins

twin tankersThe Times-Tribune.com has posted an article about Joe and Pat Lacertoso, identical twins that served together in a Sherman tank during the Korean war.

Article excerpt:

The identical twin brothers from Dunmore spent 10 months serving together in Korea with the Army’s 1st Calvary, 70th Tank Battalion. Their weapon, transportation and, for all intents and purposes, home, was a Sherman tank that kept them unscathed for the duration of their tour. Many of their friends were not so lucky.

“Those Sherman tanks were the best,” Pat Lacertoso said on a recent afternoon at his twin’s home, where his granddaughter, Carissa Hart, and Joe’s wife, Carmella, listened to them recount their combat experiences.

“Korea was the Forgotten War,” Carmella Lacertoso said. “I don’t care what anyone says.”

Full article here.

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