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Paul Giacchetti

 

Branch of Service: U.S. Army  

Years of Service: 1951 - 1953 

Final Rank:  Corporal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tours of Duty

  • Korea - 712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion, operating trains from Tajon to the Frontlines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warfare Specialization

  • Transportation Specialist

 

Significant Experiences

 The Giacchetti family brothers and sister - known as The Chicago Eight

This family prides itself in having eight members of the WWII era - All of Paul's six brothers and one sister served in WWII - and the youngest brother, Paul, saw action in the Korean War.  Unlike the Sullivan brothers, fortunately the Giacchetti's all came home even though two of them were wounded.  Today, only three of are left.  Hugo (recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star & Combat Infantryman Badge) , Etorre (who served in the European Theater of Operation) and Lexington's Paul (Korea) , who serves on the Lexington Veterans Honor Guard.  A very patriotic family and quite a story.