Name: Vincent B. Vicari, 92, of Bethlehem Twp., PA passed away on December 5, 2011 at his home.Born: Vincent was born in New York, NY on October 25, 1919. He was the son of the late Ambrose and Vincenza (Lapi) Vicari.
Personal: Vincent served his country in the European Theatre of WWII in the 101st Airborne Division (“The Screaming Eagles”) of the United States Army as a Captain and aide to General Anthony C. McAuliffe. He took part in the Battle of the Bulge and the Siege of Bastogne. He received four battle stars for action in Normandy, Rhineland, the Ardennes and Central Europe.
Vinnie appeared in both The Americans on D-Day and The Americans in The Bulge. He was a real trooper and a warm human being, whose humor masked the horrors of Bastogne. His interviews in our films always raised a laugh. "I was afraid of heights" said Vinnie when asked to ride co-pilot in a glider on D-Day.