French Priest and Michael Petrucci at Korean orphanage   Save
French Priest and Michael Petrucci at Korean orphanage
Description: Marine PFC Michael Petrucci with a French priest at a Korean orphanage north of the First Marine Aircraft Wing base at Pohang Dong, Korea, where the Marines would bring food, clothing and supplies. There was a significant mortality rate at the orphanage. Petrucci was born August 9, 1930, in Youngstown, Ohio, where he grew up and attended school. Petrucci enlisted in the Marine Corps in July of 1952, and began basic training at Cherry Point Marine Base in North Carolina in August 1953. He received orders for overseas duty in May 1953, but when the United States and North Korea ended hostilities in July 1953, his transfer to Korea was halted. Petrucci was eventually sent to Korea in September 1953 and stationed at the First Marine Aircraft Wing base in the town of Pohang Dong, where he served until July 1954. By September 1954, Petrucci had returned to civilian life in Youngstown, Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07498
Subjects: Ohio History--Military Ohio; Military life; United States Marine Corps; Korean War (1950-1953)
Places: Pohang Dong (Korea)