2 Brothers, Born 20 Years Apart, Serve Together In Afghanistan Staff Sgt. Richard Pisano Jr., 44, and 1st Lt. Nick Pisano, 24, were assigned to the same Army division by chance, according to published reports. They're safely home, having both won a Bronze Star.
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2 Brothers, Born 20 Years Apart, Serve Together In Afghanistan

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2 Brothers, Born 20 Years Apart, Serve Together In Afghanistan

2 Brothers, Born 20 Years Apart, Serve Together In Afghanistan

2 Brothers, Born 20 Years Apart, Serve Together In Afghanistan

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Staff Sgt. Richard Pisano Jr., 44, and 1st Lt. Nick Pisano, 24, were assigned to the same Army division by chance, according to published reports. They're safely home, having both won a Bronze Star.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with congratulations to Richard and Nick Pisano. They are brothers born 20 years apart. Both joined the Army. By chance, both were assigned to the same division and both served in Afghanistan. One is a sergeant at age 44. The other is a lieutenant at 24. They spent Christmas together in the same mortar pit. Now the Journal News reports they have both come safely home having both won a Bronze Star for their conduct in combat. It's MORNING EDITION.

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