Tonight I will give a brief intro. Vincent Massei was born in Eureka, California, to Italian immigrant parents in 1911, Giorgia and Joseph. To the best of my knowledge, except for college, his World War II service, and a few trips to the East Coast to visit us, Vince rarely left Northern California.
|The Eagle House (Buon Gusto) on the only sunny day in Eureka in 100 years|
Vince went to college, in San Francisco, I believe, on a football scholarship, and joined the service (or was drafted). He went into the Army Air Corps (the precursor to today's Air Force) and was sent to the South Pacific, where he served in Fiji and New Guinea as an air craft mechanic:
Vincent Massei in uniform: