US Army Cpl Joseph Dominick Melchiorre



The History

US Army Cpl Joseph Melchiorre was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Chochiwon, South Korea on July 12, 1950.  He was forced to march to North Korea on the “Tiger Death March” and he died while a prisoner at Hanjang-ni, North Korea on March 20, 1951.  He was 20 years old when he was taken prisoner and 21 when he died.  His body was not returned.



The Family

Cpl Joseph Dominick Melchiorre was from Utica, NY.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Melchiorre.


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More Story

Cpl Melchiorre was a member of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division.



And More

Cpl Melchiorre was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.


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