First Lieutenant Rocco C Siciliano O-925750
First Lieutenant Rocco C Siciliano O925750 US Army. He was born on March 4, 1922, the son of Joe V. and, Mary Arnone Siciliano 632 East 13th South Salt Lake City. He is also the brother of, Master Sergeant Sam Joseph Siciliano, brother in law of Lieutenant Marie G. Lettieri, and Peggy Bernice Lettieri. He entered the US Army in the branch of Field Artillery on July 7 1942, at the age of 20, his enlisted service number was 19115441. When he entered the US Army he had brown eyes, black hair, he was 180 pounds and was 5 foot 10 inches.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in political science with honors from the University of Utah in 1944. He received his commission on October 3, 1944. He Served with the 10th Mountain Division, in the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment, during the North Apennines and, Po Valley Campaign. He was a platoon leader for one of the heavy weapons platoons. He was promoted to First Lieutenant in May 1945. He was discharged on June 4, 1946, at Fort Douglas. He was awarded Bronze Star Medal (BSM) for Valor, the Combat Infantry Badge, the European African Middle Eastern Theater of operations Medal, American Theater Medal, and the World War Two Victory Medal, and the Army Occupation Medal.
He Earned his law degree from Georgetown University in 1948. From 1953 to 1959, Siciliano served a presidential appointment in the Eisenhower administration, he was an assistant secretary in the United States Department of Labor. He was named to the Hall of Fame, Infantry School in Fort Benning, Georgia.
1- University of Utah Yearbook 1944
2- the Utah, Military Records, 1861-1970
3- 1940 US census records
4- 1930 US census records