Sandy Valley Cemetery

Sandy Valley Cemetery (HM16KZ)

Location: Waynesburg, OH 44688 Stark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 39.918', W 81° 16.11'

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Burial Site of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient PFC Joseph Cicchetti, U.S. Army, World War II

A soldier in Company A, 148th Infantry, 37th "Buckeye" Infantry Division. Cicchetti was part of the assault on the first important line of Japanese defense at South Manila, Luzon, Philippines on February 9, 1945. He died of wounds received while leading a volunteer litter bearer team that rescued fourteen wounded men, deliberately drawing machine gun fire to himself in the process. ?By his skilled leadership , the indomitable will, and dauntless courage, Pfc. Cicchetti saved the lives of many of his fellow soldiers at the cost of his own." President Truman posthumously awarded Cicchetti the Congressional Medal of Honor on December 8, 1945.
HM NumberHM16KZ
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
Marker Number5-76
Placed ByOhio Society of Military History, Inc, Greater Stark County Veterans Memorial Fund, The Ohio Historical Society. 5-76
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 477304 N 4501637
Decimal Degrees40.66530000, -81.26850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 39.918', W 81° 16.11'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 39' 55.08" N, 81° 16' 6.60" W
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Area Code(s)330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 436-440 W Lisbon St, Waynesburg OH 44688, US
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