Chicago area woman honors her husbands world war II service, 40 years after his death

By Sgt. David LietzJune 18, 2019

A religious card taped into a scrapbook compiled by Aida Bonsonto showcases her husband's military service during World War II. When Bonsonto found out her future husband had been wounded while fighting in Europe she went to Holy Family Church in Chicago and crawled the length of the aisle leading to the altar. "I asked God to spare his life," said Bonsonto. Jerry returned home and the two were married in Holy Family Church on June 8, 1946.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A religious card taped into a scrapbook compiled by Aida Bonsonto showcases her husband's military service during World War II. When Bonsonto found out her future husband had been wounded while fighting in Europe she went to Holy Family Church in Chicago and crawled the length of the aisle leading to the altar. "I asked God to spare his life," said Bonsonto. Jerry returned home and the two were married in Holy Family Church on June 8, 1946. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz) (Photo Credit: Sgt. David Lietz) VIEW ORIGINAL