Cicchetti, Joseph J., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 745, 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Private First Class



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Waynesburg, Ohio
Last Address
Manila, Philippines

Casualty Date
Feb 09, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Sandy Valley Cemetery - Waynesburg, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section D, Lot 615

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenCongressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor
  1945, World War II Fallen
  1945, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1945, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
  1943-1945, 745, 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Private First Class in the United States Army in Company A, 148th Infantry, 37th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on February 9, 1945 at South Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands. His citation in part reads "On one return trip the path was blocked by machine-gun fire, but Pfc. Cicchetti deliberately exposed himself to draw the automatic fire which he neutralized with his own rifle while ordering the rest of the team to rush past to safety with the wounded. While gallantly continuing his work, he noticed a group of wounded and helpless soldiers some distance away and ran to their rescue although the enemy fire had increased to new fury. As he approached the casualties, he was struck in he head by a shell fragment, but with complete disregard for his gaping wound he continued to his comrades, lifted one and carried him on his shoulders 50 yards to safety. He then collapsed and died. By his skilled leadership, indomitable will, and dauntless courage, Pfc. Cicchetti saved the lives of many of his fellow soldiers at the cost of his own."

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8613122/joseph-j.-cicchetti

   
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