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4_cadence_in_cleveland.mp3
Clip taken from oral history conducted with Al Vento and Al Vento, Jr. In this oral history clip, Al Vento, Jr. recounts his memories of marching into the Cleveland Brown's Municipal Stadium as a member of Franco's Italian Army.

3_immaculate_reception.mp3
Clip taken from oral history conducted with Al Vento and Al Vento, Jr. In this oral history clip, Al Vento recounts the army's deployment of its corno during the Immaculate Reception.

2_malocchio_cornito.mp3
Clip taken from oral history conducted with Al Vento and Al Vento, Jr. In this oral history clip, the Ventos describe the Italian American cultural belief in superstition. In particular, they speak of the malocchio and the cornito.

1_intro.mp3
Clip taken from oral history conducted with Al Vento and Al Vento, Jr. In this oral history clip, Al Vento discusses the origins of Franco's Italian Army.

FrancosItalianArmy_03_2002.0020.jpg
Al Vento and Tony Stagno drinking wine with Frank Sinatra in commemoration of Sinatra's induction into Franco's Italian Army.

FrancosItalianArmy_02_2002.0020.jpg
An image of Al Vento and an unidentified man waiving a "Franco's Italian Army" banner.

FrancosItalianArmy_05_2012_0173.jpg
An image of Franco's Italian Army members at the AFC Division playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders.

FrancosItalianArmy_04_2012.0173.jpg
An image of Franco's Italian Army at the AFC Division Playoff game versus the Oakland Raiders, December 23, 1972.

FrancosItalianArmy_1999.0195.jpg
An image of Franco Harris and his Italian 'army of fans' in the fall of 1972.

Sirianni_Vincent_famiglia.mp3
Clip taken from oral history conducted with Vince Sirianni. In this oral history clip, Sirianni relates the manner in which he traveled to Gizzeria, Italy during World War II in order to reunite with the family members that still remained in Italy.
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