You are bidding on a Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary
baseball glove. This baseball glove
is designed to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl
Proceeds from the auction will go to Greater NY Chapter of ALS(Lou Gehrigs Disease)
The Pearl Harbor JSJS is red, white and blue with the Pearl Harbor date and American flag embroidered
on it. The commemorative glove is in tribute to Benjamin Vinci, who was
stationed at Pearl Harbor during the attack that led to America's entry into
World War Two. Benjamin Vinci's signature is in every glove that we make.
"We thought auctioning this glove would be a fitting
tribute to our veterans," says Pete Vinci, owner of Vinci and son of
Benjamin Vinci. "The glove is dedicated to all the men and women who were
affected by the events of December 7,1941."
Benjamin Vinci was only days away from receiving a
promotion up to a Sergeant rank when the Japanese planes plunged through the
skies above, with their bullets ripping through the troops on the ground. While
running back to his post, the young soldier was struck in the right side by a
bullet from the Japanese warplane flying above him. Benjamin didn't even
realize he had been shot until he reached his post. Despite his injuries, he
continued to shoot at the enemy.
Doctors performed surgery to remove the bullet. However,
they were unable to get it out. The bullet remained lodged in Benjamin's body
for the rest of his life. It was a constant reminder that over twenty three
hundred lives were lost on December 7, 1941. He was one of the "lucky
ones" who was wounded, yet still lived to tell the story.
Benjamin eventually became the commander of the Port
Chester, NY DAV (Disabled American Veterans), in which he was very proud.
Benjamin was also a member of many other organizations including the Catholic
War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion.
"We recently raffled several of our commemorative
gloves to our customers and fans," says Pete Vinci, grandson of Benjamin
Vinci. "I hope this auction will help raise funds and awareness for ALS.
The attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, took
place on December 7th, 1941. The attack was called a "day of infamy"
by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was the event that brought the
United States of America into World War Two.
Read more about Benjamin Vinci at pearlharborhero.com