Zicchino, Darron Frederick, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B20, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) /D Company
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Specialist 4


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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Carlstadt , NJ
Last Address
Carlstadt , NJ

Casualty Date
Jan 28, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Vehicle Loss, Crash
Location
Binh Long (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Hillside Cemetery - Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
33W 009

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialNew Jersey Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) /D Company
  1968-1969, 11B20, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) /D Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Dec 05, 2013, General Photos4
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Last Known Activity

   
Comments/Citation

Darron F. Zicchino was born October 9, 1948. He graduated from East Rutherford High School in 1966. He enjoyed hunting, boating and studying the solar system. After graduation, he went to work for AT&T.
Zicchino enlisted in the US Army from Carlstadt, NJ, following in his father and brother's footsteps. AT&T put his job on hold and offered to send him to college when he returned. Zicchino completed his basic training at Fort Dix, NJ. He was assigned to Airborne School at Fort Benning, GA. Upon earning his wings, he was attached to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. He attained the rank of Specialist 4 (SP4). In the fall of 1968, Zicchino was sent to Vietnam as part of the 1st Cavalry Air Mobile Division. He was killed in action on January 28, 1969. 

The following is an excerpt from The Record dated Monday, January 29, 1973: Joseph Zicchino had advised his son Darron, 20, against further service in the Army when he visited his son in a hospital in Japan, where the boy was recovering from wounds received in Vietnam. But the boy told his father he believed he could help the people of Vietnam. He personally helped by sharing his food from home with some Vietnamese. "After a while," his father said, "he grew calloused of our role in Vietnam. He couldn't stand to see so many of our guys shot over there. He felt there must be another way to get it over with fast." Sources: Bruce Bartlett (brother-in-law), The Record, and NJVVMF. 4/7/2010
 
 
Louis  Ramm, lramm@msn.com, Friend, 751 Seventh Street Carlstadt NJ 07072. Darron, You are not forgotten. Darron, I finally made it to see the wall in Washington last week, 03 Jan 09. I really didn't know how I would feel as I approached the wall. I got your panel information from the park service and went to your name. One of the rangers did a tracing for me (he probably did it much better than I would have. Lots of memories came back as the ranger worked I told him that you and I got into a lot of mischief in high school. At the little league field on Ninth Street there is a comemorative stone at the base of the flagpole with your picture and its a good image. You are not forgotten. I think and speak of you often. Although we never served together I saluted your name on the wall that day. I have the utmost respect for those who have served and continue to serve and of course those who gave all. Ex Staff Sargent Lou Ramm. Jan 12, 2009.

 
 
   
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