Burial Site of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient PFC Joseph Cicchetti, U.S. Army, World War IIA soldier in Company A, 148th Infantry, 37th "Buckeye" Infantry Division. Cicchetti was part of the assault on the first important line of Japanese defense at South Manila, Luzon, Philippines on February 9, 1945. He died of wounds received while leading a volunteer litter bearer team that rescued fourteen wounded men, deliberately drawing machine gun fire to himself in the process. ?By his skilled leadership , the indomitable will, and dauntless courage, Pfc. Cicchetti saved the lives of many of his fellow soldiers at the cost of his own." President Truman posthumously awarded Cicchetti the Congressional Medal of Honor on December 8, 1945.
|Series||This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.|
|Placed By||Ohio Society of Military History, Inc, Greater Stark County Veterans Memorial Fund, The Ohio Historical Society. 5-76|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:12am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 477304 N 4501637|
|Decimal Degrees||40.66530000, -81.26850000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 39.918', W 81° 16.11'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 39' 55.08" N, 81° 16' 6.60" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 436-440 W Lisbon St, Waynesburg OH 44688, US|
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