Richard D. Fisco

NAME: Richard D. Fisco

ASN: 06973808

PLACE OF BIRTH:

DATE OF BIRTH: 1923?

DATES OF SERVICE: 03 Mar 1939 -

UNIT ASSIGNED: Scout Platoon, HQ 509th PIB

CAMPAIGNS: Algeria - French Morocco, Tunisia, Naples - Foggia, Anzio, Rome - Arno, Southern France, Ardennes - Alsace

AWARDS: Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge with four combat jump stars, Silver Star Medal , Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European Africa Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with arrowhead and six bronze star devices, WWII Victory Medal, 3rd Zouaves Regiment Badge

SUMMARY OF SERVICE:

03 Mar 1939 - Enlisted at UKN - NARA Enlistment Record

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 06973808 06973808
NAME FISCO#RICHARD#D######### FISCO#RICHARD#D#########
RESIDENCE: STATE 23 NEW YORK
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 085 RICHMOND
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 2022 Undefined Code
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 03 03
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 03 03
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 39 39
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION #### Undefined Code
GRADE: CODE # Undefined Code
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION ### Undefined Code
BRANCH: CODE 54 Undefined Code
FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 9 Three year enlistment
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL # Undefined Code
NATIVITY 23 NEW YORK
YEAR OF BIRTH 33 33
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP # Undefined Code
EDUCATION 3 3 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 339 Nursery and landscaping laborers
MARITAL STATUS 9 Widower or widow, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 1 Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
CARD NUMBER # #
BOX NUMBER 0046 0046
FILM REEL NUMBER 1.39# 1.39#

 

08 Nov 1942 - Richard D. Fisco 6973808 D Co 2nd Bn 509th PIR Staten Island, NY Participated in Operation TORCH (VILLIAN) Plane: 2 Seat: 11 Combat Weight: 254 lbs

14 Sep 1943 - Cpl. Richard D. Fisco 6973808 2nd BN 509th PIR Participated in Operation GIANT III   Naples-Foggia Combat Jump Star                            

10 Apr 1944 - Cpl. Richard D. Fisco 6973808 B CO 509th PIB  GO 5Award of Combat Infantryman Badge                                

09 Jul 1944 - Pvt. Richard D. Fisco 6973808    GO 114 HQ Fifth Army Award of Bronze Star Medal, page 385 Book Stand in the Door by Charles H. Doyle and Terrell Stewart

00 Dec 1944 - Wounded in the arm at Sadzot Belgium

18 Jan 1945 - Pvt. Richard D. Fisco 6973808     GO 7 HQ XVIII Corps Award of Silver Star Medal, page 384 Book Stand in the Door by Charles H. Doyle and Terrell Stewart

Gen. Mark Clark called Dick Fisco "the Best Scout in the Army"

He has recently completed a book called "Our Lives will be Beautiful"

L to R: Brenner, Lt Martin, and Dick Fisco. Dick Fisco on right preparing to lead patrol near Venafro, Italy

Dick Fisco with his bride Marie

Dick isco in Southern France 2004

 

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