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ZACCHI, Pete

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ZACCHI, Pete

Servicenumber: 15055900 Zacchi_Pete

 

 

Age: 28
Born: May 1916, Coxton, Harlan County, Kentucky
Hometown: Coxton, Harlan County, Kentucky
Family: Assuero Zacchi (father)
Sarah (Wright) Zacchi (mother)
Louis Zacchi (brother)
Assuero Zacchi (brother)
Della J. Zacchi (sister)
Mary Zacchi (sister)
John Zacchi (brother)
Rank: Corporal
Function: Squad Leader
Regiment: 175th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: 3rd Battalion
Division – Transport: 29th Infantry Division
Company – Squadron: K Company
Unit – Group: -
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
-
Date of death: 29 December 1944
Status: KIA
Place of death: West bank of Rur River at Jülich, Germany
Spot: Not available
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Gravenumber: Plot O, Row 7, Grave 4
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information:

Cpl Pete Zacchi enlisted at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky on 11 September 1940.

He entered the U.S. Army for the Philippine Department as a Private. He completed grammar school, worked as a coal leader in Harlan, Kentucky and was single without dependents, 71 inches, 156 pounds.

He joined his unit from replacement depot on 27 June 1944 and was litghly wounded in action on 13 July 1944. He is buried next to his brother John Zacchi, who died on the same day.

The 29th Infantry Division is known as the "Blue and Gray" Division.


Source of information: Astrid van Erp, John T. Gerlosky, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.ancestry.com -  U.S. Census Records, 1920-1940 / U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 / Zacchi Family Trees / 29th Infantry Division "Blue and Gray" Unit History,  www.americandday.org, www.marylandmilitaryhistory.org/29div/reports
Photo source: Peter Schouteten

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