Benedict, Saint b. 480 d. March 21, 547 Roman Catholic Saint and Founder of the Benedictine Monastic Order. The only ancient account if his life is contained in the 2nd volume of Pope Gregory I's four-book "Dialogues," believed to have been written in 593 A.D. He was the son of a Roman noble of Nursia, now known as Norcia, in the southern region of Umbria of the Perugia province in Italy, and had a twin sister, Scholastica, who became a nun (and ultimately a saint) and founded the women's branch of Benedictine Monasticism. According...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Abbey of Montecassino, Cassino, Provincia di Frosinone, Lazio, Italy Plot: Beneath the altar
Yeshwant Ghadge b. November 16, 1921 d. July 10, 1944 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Palasgaon, Village, India, he served as a Naik (Corporal) in the 5th Mahratta Light Infantry, Indian Army. At Tiber Valley, Italy, on July 10, 1944, Naik Ghadge commanded a rifle section which came under heavy machine-gun fire at close range which killed or wounded almost all members of the section. Without hesitation Naik Ghadge rushed the machine-gun position, first throwing a grenade which knocked out the machine-gun and then he shot one of the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cassino War Cemetery, Cassino, Provincia di Frosinone, Lazio, Italy Plot: No Known Grave; name is lited at Panel 17 on the Cassino Memorial.