: PFC Michael Petrucci standing in front of his barracks in El Toro, California, awaiting shipment to Korea in the summer of 1953. El Toro was the home of a Marine Corp Air Station that was later decommissioned in 1999. 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.
: AL07475 Subjects
: Ohio History--Military Ohio; Military life; United States Marine Corps; Korean War (1950-1953) Places
: El Toro (California)