Veterans

Family members of Herbert A. Pokorni of the 363rd visit the Gothic Line

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di Daniele Baggiani Indice dei contenuti La famiglia Nelson in visita al Passo del Giogo PFC Herbert A. Pokorni Cultura della Memoria L’occasione per una ricerca storica Ci piace raccontare queste semplici storie di vita che ci commuovono sempre. Ieri, sabato 8 giugno 2024, la…

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In memory of Lloyd E. “Pete” Marchel, Bronze Star Medal

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Un altro veterano del 363° Infantry Regiment che combatté su Monticelli è stato celebrato al MuGot – Museo Gotica lo scorso mercoledì 22 maggio. Alla presenza anche del Sindaco di Scarperia e San Piero Federico Ignesti e del Presidente di Gotica Toscana aps Luca Faini. Si…

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The family members of nurse John A. Todd who fell on Mt. Candia visit Ponzalla and Falciani

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Filippo Spadi John Alton Todd, was a nurse of the 338th Infantry Regiment, therefore a non-combatant, with the qualification of Technician Third Grade - serial number ASN 34204706. However, he had experienced the bloody battles of 1944 on the front line; and had experienced the attack on Monte Altuzzo.…

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The Family of Pvt. First Class Rito Luna visiting MuGot at Ponzalla

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This morning, March 14, 2024, in a completely unexpected way, the nephew Ed Luna and other relatives - Perry, Ellis - of Private First Class Rito Luna, who died during the attack, came to visit the MuGot - Gothic Museum on Monticelli in the days…

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Captain Joe Humble's Family Visiting the Gothic Line Museum

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by Filippo Spadi Gary and Jordan Humble are the son and grandson of Capt. Joe Humble, commander of Co.L of the 135th Regiment of the 34th Red Bull Division. For them Gotica Toscana organized a battlefield tour – a visit to the battle compound – …

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Melvin C. Buschman's Son at the Giogo Battle Re-enactment

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the Editorial Staff John Buschman, son of Melvin C. Buschman, lieutenant of Co. K 361st 91st ID, injured during the clashes in Scarperia, visibly moved and surprised by the scale of the event and the warmth of the public, talks about the father that we too have known. It was he himself…

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“You're not that serious.” The story of Salvatore J. Salemi recalled at the Giogo

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by Filippo Spadi On 30 August 2023, as part of the event A DIVE INTO HISTORY, the re-enactment of Salvatore Salemi's wounding and transfer to a military hospital was staged on the sites of the Battle of the Giogo. The American soldier of Italian origin who…

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I familiari del Lt. John Motley tornano al Passo del Giogo

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Filippo Spadi Una giornata speciale sul campo di battaglia dove cadde il Tenente John Motley, 316th Combat Engineering Compagnia C. Accadde in attività di sminamento sul versante del Monticelli sul Passo del Giogo, il 17 Settembre 1944. La Compagnia era impegnata a supportare l’avanzata delle…

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Un gruppo di reduci della battaglia del Monte Altuzzo; al centro il Colonnello Willys Jackson, all’epoca Tenente, del quarto battaglione del 338 Reggimento.

Monte Altuzzo, 14 September 1944-1988. A date to remember

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We are republishing an article published in the online magazine Ok!Mugello: https://www.okmugello.it/article/monte-altuzzo-14-settembre-1944-1988-una-data-da-ricordare_14926. Aldo Giovannini It seems like yesterday, almost 25 years have passed, when on Saturday 20 September 1988, a group of "real" soldiers, veterans of the legendary "338th Regiment" of the 85th Infantry Division of the Vth Army Corps, arrived from the United …

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