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Todd DePastino, Hosting Breakfast For Veterans

Debbi Casini Klein
90.5 WESA

Read and listen to a story about Todd DePastino as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference.

“Nobody else really knows and understands what this kind of thing means to the veterans that come to it.”

World War II veteran Tom Wiley is talking about the Veterans Breakfast Club, a gathering of veterans on almost a weekly basis where they can have a good meal and share their stories. And they thank professor and historian Todd DePastino for making it all happen.

It began six years ago when Todd and his friend Dan Cavanaugh, both who had fathers that were veterans, decided to bring other veterans together for a breakfast.