Coach “Tom” Gannarelli: St Cloud’s MVP

Coach “Tom” Gannarelli: St Cloud’s MVP

First Generation American Thomas “Tom” Joseph Gannarelli was the son of Italian immigrants Domenic and Anna Gannarelli. Tom was born on August 23, 1913, the youngest of four children in Keewatin, Minnesota. He played football for his high school and was an outstanding fullback for Hibbing Junior College near his hometown. After two years at Hibbing, Stetson University coach Herb McQullan heard of Tom’s abilities […]

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Elmer “Pete” Hunt a Purple Heart Recipient

Elmer “Pete” Hunt a Purple Heart Recipient

On Purple Heart Day, August 7th, Osceola History pays tribute to a local businessman who served his country and the community he called home for sixty-two years. After serving in World War II, Elmer “Pete” Louis Hunt, born in 1923 in New York, came to Kissimmee, Florida. The youngest of five sons born to Homer and Lena Hunt, the family moved to Oviedo before 1940. […]

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