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Salvador Sciortino - World War II

Salvador Sciortino of Rockford, Illinois served in the United States Navy during World War II. Assigned to the USS Neville, an attack transport ship, as the ship's cook, his battle station was on one of the ship's anti-aircraft guns. The USS Neville supported the landings at Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Sciortino went on to serve in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during the war. Following the war, Salvador was employed as a chef at Rockford’s famous Faust Hotel for thirty years, working his way up to becoming to an executive chef in five years.

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Oil painting of Salvador Sciortino, done during his time in the U.S. Navy during World War II, hangs on his wall.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator.

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Salvador Sciortino proudly stands next to one of his creations while he worked as a chef at Rockford’s Faust Hotel in

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Rockford, Illinois

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November 1968.

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Narrator’s photo

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Sciortino worked for thirty years as a chef at Rockford, Illinois’s Faust Hotel, most of those years as its executive chef.

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Rockford, Illinois

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Unknown

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Narrator's Photo

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Photo of Salvador Sciortino, taken by the interviewer on January 27, 2018.

Where:

Rockford, Illinois

When:

January 27, 2018

Ownership:

ALPL Oral History Program photo



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