Cicuzza, Sisto, CSM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Command Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
00Z-Command Sergeant Major AR
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1973, 3rd Armored Division
Service Years
1942 - 1977


Ranger
Command Sergeant Major


Ten Service Stripes



Eight Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Johnsonburg, PA
Last Address
Junction City, KS

Date of Passing
Oct 27, 1989
 
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: 16, 0, 1254

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Ranger Hall Of Fame




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR SISTO M. CICUZZA

   Command Sergeant Major Sisto M. Cicuzza is inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame for his contribution to the United States Army as a courageous and successful Ranger for a period of 33 years. His career began in 1942 at the age of 15, while cruising in the North Atlantic with a Merchant Marine convoy during World War II. After World War II, CSM Cicuzza joined the Pennsylvania National Guard and was soon activated for the Korean War. While active he answered the call for Airborne Ranger volunteers as a sergeant and joined the 12th Airborne Ranger Company. Ranger Cicuzza stayed in the Ranger Company and “Led the Way” from the Ranger Company inception until they were deactivated in 1951. Following his tenure with the 12th Company Rangers, CSM Cicuzza volunteered for combat duty in Korea. While in Korea he turned down a battlefield commission only to reenlist months after getting out of service. After serving two tours in Korea, Ranger Cicuzza went on to serve three more tours in Germany, receiving the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in 1963. After Germany, Ranger Cicuzza volunteered for combat duty in Vietnam and served one tour with the 9th Infantry Division as a tanker and armored recon. While serving combat duty in Vietnam, CSM Cicuzza accumulated two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts, the Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device for Heroism, and a Vietnamese Distinguished Service Cross. General Abrams personally decorated CSM Cicuzza with his second Silver Star. Command Sergeant Major Cicuzza retired from the Army in 1977 and passed away in 1989. 

RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!!!

   
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Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Senior Parachutist
Rifle

 
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 Unit Assignments
US Merchant MarinesARNG, PennsylvaniaU.S. Army1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)
1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) /B Troop9th Infantry Division3rd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment3rd Armored Division
  1942-1945, US Merchant Marines
  1945-1950, ARNG, Pennsylvania
  1950-1951, Army Ranger units
  1961-1962, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
  1961-1962, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) /B Troop
  1966-1969, 9th Infantry Division
  1967-1967, 3rd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment/B Company
  1970-1973, 3rd Armored Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1952-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)/Battle of Hill Eerie
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Junction City
  1967-1967 Operation Junction City/Operation Junction City II
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
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