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Corporal Joseph Elwood Cicchino

Hometown Hero - Corporal Joseph Elwood Cicchino

  • Born in Monmouth Junction on April 3rd, 1929
  • Corporal Cicchino, was a rifleman and son of Carmine and Mary Notte Cicchino, He was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Ordnance battalion, 1st Marine Division
  • He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on March 4, 1951
  • Corporal Cicchino was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal

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