Teri Vancetvance@nevadaappeal.com

Back to: News
November 9, 2012
Follow News

World War II veteran remembers service

Nate Cerniglia enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 to join the fight in World War II. He was 16.“I lied my age,” he explained. “I had three brothers and three brothers-in-law fighting over in Europe. I wasn’t to be left behind. It was something I had to do.”Now 86, the Carson City resident doesn’t regret that decision. “Never,” he said. “I went into the Navy for a reason. I wanted to fight for my country. I fulfilled my reason.”But that doesn’t mean he’s left without remorse. While he was away, his father suffered a series of strokes, leaving him …

Explore Related Articles

Trending in: News

The Nevada Appeal Updated Nov 9, 2012 04:09AM Published Nov 9, 2012 03:56AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.