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Worker Wednesday: Anthony Sconza

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Gift in Memory of Arnold Schaefer,  2012.359.001

Gift in Memory of Arnold Schaefer, 2012.359.001

In addition to stories about production and factory life, The Higgins Worker also profiled and memorialized former Higgins workers killed in action. The issue from 20 October 1944, reported on the death of Anthony Sconza, who, prior to entering the service, had been a shipfitter at Higgins’ Industrial Canal plant.

Sconza’s service and sacrifice are featured in our upcoming exhibit in Campaigns of Courage: Road to Berlin. Sconza’s family donated the casket name plate from his casket, when his remains were returned home to New Orleans.

Post by Curator Kimberly Guise.


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