June 10, 2018
Joseph DeStefano ’52 – A Veteran’s Journey from the Pacific to Providence (Rebroadcast)
This week is a rebroadcast of a past podcast, when we were fortunate to talk with World War II veteran Joseph DeStefano ’52. DeStefano entered the Navy division of the Army in 1943 and served until 1946. In that time, he served throughout the Pacific helping to secure various islands and defeat the Japanese. After leaving the army, he enrolled at Providence College, played college basketball and baseball, and began his career in education. In this episode, DeStefano talks about what he learned in the army, the advice he gives most often, and what it was like to teach Ed Cooley at Central High School.