now that Alberto has disclosed my avatar image ( in full size ), ...
... here it is the story of Luigi Rizzo.
He has been surely the most courageous and decorated Italian sailor recently, and probably among the best in the whole world all times.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIP5QU1ZM-0https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Rizzohttp://leganerd.com/2013/09/21/limpresa ... o-stefano/
MAS means : Motobarca Armata SVAN
SVAN means : Societa Veneta Automobili Navali ( built in Venice Arsenal )
For Gabriele D' Annunzio that with Luigi Rizzo made the " beffa di Buccari " MAS meant : Memento Audere Semper ( remember always to take risks)https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beffa_di_Buccari
Memento Audere Semper et Ventis Adversis ( Remember always to take risks despite unfavorable winds )
In order to honor a soldier, we have to tell the truth about what happened over there. The whole, hard, cold truth. And until we do that, we dishonor her and every soldier who died, who gave their life for their country. ( Courage Under Fire )