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Corporal Anthony Finocchio

Submitted by: Danielle Murray {Great Grand Niece}

Corporal Anthony Finocchio

Corporal Anthony Finocchio born around June 19, 1892. Corporal Anthony Finocchio served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1918.

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Corporal Anthony Finocchio was a member of Company F 316th Infantry AEF, 79th Division.

He was my maternal Grandmother's Uncle. There is an excerpt in the History of Company F 316th Infantry AEF, 79th Division that describes him "to a T".

While in a dugout, a German shell hit the trench. He was knocked to the ground, in the mud. " He wiped the mud off his leggings ( he was the neatest soldier in the regiment), shrugged and smiled. Just then another round of shelling hit the dugout, destroying the roof and killing him and others" . This was November 3rd., 1918 – 8 days before Armistice was signed.

His Dad, Uncle George, brought him home to be buried in Fernwood Cemetery, East Lansdowne, PA.

My parents, both Marines and I come from a family of many Marines on Dad's side. Dad himself a veteran of Korea MACG-2 Unit, I am humbled and deeply touched of Uncle Anthony's ultimate sacrifice for our United States. Thank you and you are not forgotten.

With love, your gg niece ( Matilda's granddaughter) that you never knew.

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