One morning about one week after getting married, Phyllis forgot to remove her wedding ring before coming down for breakfast, Tony said. Her father saw it and he asked her, “What’s that?” Phyllis answered that she and Tony had gotten married. Lorance told her that she could go to California to be with Tony.
Tony worked for 50 years in San Jose, Calif. as a glass glazer, window and mirror installer.
Tony and Phyllis were married 57 years. Phyllis passed away in 2007. Tony is currently living in Idaho with his daughter and husband.
Tony Montegna is listed in The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor and in the WWII Memorial.
Information for this article came firsthand from Tony Montegna or was supplied by his family.