General Marco Traversa. Born Marco Traversa on 26th February 1946, in Bari, Italy. On 19th October 1974 he and Maria Calabrese were married and on 15th October 1975 they welcomed their son Donato. Marco began his career in the Italian National Army on 1968 and retired as a General in 2006. Marco died on 4th January 2009 in Bari, Italy.