Pvt. Victor R. Michelli
In the midst of snow storms and blinding gales, the 168 th Infantry Regiment of the 34 th Infantry Division was assisting the 135 th Inf. assault Mt.Chiaia Italy, which was heavily defended with machine guns and mortars. The 168 th had already occupied two hills to the north of Mt Chiaia and were clearing stone-built houses on the slopes of the steep hills. It was during this intense battle on Jan 7 th 1944 that Pvt. Victor Michelli was mortally wounded.
Pvt. Victor R. Michelli was laid to rest at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Plot C Row 6 Grave 26 in Nettuno, Italy.