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Angelo Pizzo was an active member of the Arm of Honor Fraternity from 1968 until 1971. Universally loved by Arms of all generations, Pizzo details his upbringing in Wyandotte, his parents' immigration from Sicily and the importance of family ties while growing up. Pizzo details playing football in high school and then for EMU, his first experiences on a college campus, and the first few friends he made upon arriving in Ypsilanti. Pizzo details the initiation process and Hell Night, describes the living conditions in the house, and describes how he always loved dancing with his Arm brothers' girlfriends at parties. He speaks about parental visits to the Arm house, seeing the movie Animal House with the fraternity, winning the Greek Sing in Pease Auditorium, and the numerous lifelong bonds created in the Arm of Honor. Pizzo also talks of the enduring bond between his fraternity brothers and himself that has lasted well after he left the fraternity.

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Eastern Michigan University, EMU, Arm of Honor, EMU Archives, Greek life, fraternity, initiation, brotherhood, EMU Oral History Program, Ypsilanti, All Sports Trophy, frathouse, lifelong, membership

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Angelo Pizzo, Oral History Interview, 2022