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Franco’s Italian Army Celebrates the Career and Life of Franco Harris
Ventos Pizza Shop is a longtime staple of the community and home to Franco’s Italian Army, the official fan club of Franco Harris. Franco’s Italian Army was founded by Al Vento, the original owner of the pizza shop, who died in 1972. Both are now run by his son Albert. Albert Vento showed off a photo that captured Franco Harris’ relationship with a member of Franco’s Italian army. He said Harris visited the store on Monday. To tell. “I could hear it in his voice, because he said to me: Al, 50 years Italian army, 50 years immaculate reception. On Monday he visited the pizzeria A traditional visit during the week of Christmas and one of the things that made him so special.In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception, a special visit made Harris’ death all the more shocking. We lost Franco Harris, and I literally just cried.” While saddened by Harris’ death, Franco’s Italian military chief is excited about this weekend’s celebrations. “He is a good man, a good man. His integrity, his morals.” This has since been corrected.
Ventos Pizza Shop is a longtime community staple and home to Franco’s Italian Army, Franco Harris’ official fan club.
Franco’s Italian Army was started in 1972 by Al Vento. Al Vento was also the original owner of a pizzeria that died five years before him, both now run by his son Albert.
Albert Vento showed off a photo that captured the relationship between Franco Harris and members of Franco’s Italian army.
He says Harris visited the store on Monday, 48 hours before his death, and was thrilled and hyped for the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception. “I could hear it in his voice, because he said to me, ‘Al, he’s fifty years in the Italian army, fifty years in the immaculate reception.'”
Wendt says he enjoyed a close relationship with Harris until his death.
His visit to the pizzeria on Monday was a traditional Christmas week visit and one of the things that made him so special.
It was a special visit to mark the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception, making Harris’ death all the more shocking.
“I turned the TV over and there was a breaking news story,” Wendt said. And I literally just screamed. ”
While saddened by Harris’ death, Franco’s Italian military chief is excited about this weekend’s celebrations. ”
Fix: In previous versions of this story, Vento’s name was Ventos. This has since been fixed.