Nick Steri entered the US Navy in February 1944 as a yeoman aboard LSM 32 and was a gunner on a 20mm cannon on the starboard side of the ship. On Sunday, April 1, 1945, he was behind his gun during the invasion of Okinawa where he engaged and shot down a Japanese kamikaze. His ship conducted four more trips to the island ferrying both tanks and men ashore and as a result, Nick was awarded five batte stars. He left the Navy in June 1946.
On April 18, 2015, we filmed our 4th episode of Veterans and Their Stories at MCA-TV in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. On this day, WWII veterans Nick Steri (Navy) and Charlie Lisica (Navy) joined us to share their stories of serving in the military.
Veterans and Their Stories is a production of Moon Township Community Access Television. The talk show features interviews with veterans from Moon Township and surrounding communities. Veterans and Their Stories is hosted by Moon Township resident Beth Feather, who is also the MCA-TV community producer for this program. This program is co-produced with the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative, in partnership with the Veterans Breakfast Club.