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Michael Petrucci playing baseball
Description: Cpl. Michael Petrucci playing baseball in April 1954, outside the bunkers at his Marine base in Pohang Dong, Korea. The sandbags seen on the roof of the background bunker were used to anchor it from the winds, as the base was located on the east coast of South Korea along the Sea of Japan. 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: AL07504
Subjects: Ohio History--Military Ohio; Military life; United States Marine Corps; Korean War (1950-1953)
Places: Pohang Dong (Korea)