While not specifically those who gave their lives, it is a huge debt we owe to soldiers gone overseas in WWI and WWII and came back changed people. They went to Italy and experienced a new set of food that they craved and demanded when they came home. They were responsible for the original boom of the pizzeria industry in the US. Not only did they go to war for some good causes . . . they came home and sowed the seeds of the industry that supports all of us (to varying degrees) today.
Salute to them, their families, and those who did not live to return home. Remember them all this coming US Memorial Day.