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Five sons of Gaetano and Maria (DeFrancesco) Fasciana of Pittston served their country during World War II. From left, Michael Fasciana, U.S. Army, who was drafted at 17 years old near the end of the war and visited the place in Italy where Mussolini was hanged; Sam Fasciana, U.S. Navy, who was aboard the USS Hancock when it was bombed but survived because, as the ship’s barber, he was stationed near the bottom of the ship; Dr. Joseph Fasciana, U.S. Army, a dentist who spent most of his military career in the Galapagos Islands and was discharged with the rank of major; James Fasciana, U.S. Coast Guard; and Anthony Fasciana, U.S. Army medic, who during his wartime service, was able to care for some men from “back home” in Pittston. Other siblings include: Lena, who passed away as an infant; Leo, who was married at the time of the war and deferred; Louis, who served in the Korean War; Lena, named after her deceased baby sister; Joseph, and Mary Fasciana Morgan.