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Neil P. Iovino, A Hero Never Forgotten

Highland Park Historical Society with American Legion Post #145 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit #145 co-host on Sunday October 5th at 2:00 PM 'Neil P. Iovino, "A Hero Never Forgotten," presented by his daughters Richetta Iovino and Linda Iovino.

Neil P. Iovino's daughters will relate his early life and what led their father to enlist in the U.S. Marines. The daughters will reveal how he became a prisoner of war for three years in a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines, culminating in his rescue by the 6th Army Rangers. Sharing Iovino's experiences upon his heroe's welcome to the United States, they will Reveal Iovino's life after his prisoner-of-war experience and how it impacted his family.

In 1995, the Vocational Assistance Commission for Retired Servicemen, Republic of China awarded Iovino the Medal of Honor "In recognition of his outstanding contribution as a veteran of World War II, in upholding international justice, safeguarding freedom and peace, promoting veterans's welfare and strengthening mutual relations and cooperation between our two countries."

'Neil P. Iovino, "A Hero Never Forgotten,"' will be presented at the Highland Park Public Library Auditorium 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park. For further information, please contact the Highland Park Historical Society: 847.432.7090 or Admission is free.

The Highland Park Historical Society's mission is to preserve, teach and make accessible to the public, the history of Highland Park. Tickets now available for the Seyfarth House Walk on Sunday October 26 at our website or by phone. Current special exhibit is on 'Ravinia Park: Suburban Setting, World Class Entertainment,' co-curated by Rachel Boyle and Eve Mangurten You are invited to visit the museum Wed.–Fri. 1-4 and Sunday 2-4. Contact us at 847-432-7090 or Find out more about our organization and events at, and visit us on Facebook under Highland Park Historical Society.

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