PACIFIC: Giavanni Bocchino KIA On Leyte

(Dec. 14, 1944) – Private Giavanni Bocchino, 20, was killed in action on Leyte on Oct. 25, 1944. He had been overseas with the Army 170th Engineer Combat Battalion engineers for three months. Bocchino entered active duty July 17, 1942. The son of Anthony and Michelina Bocchino of Lake Street, he had seven brothers and one sister.
Pvt. Bocchino is survived by his wife, Mary Gammaro, son Anthony, daughter Michelina. A son, John, was born Jan. 3, 1945, three months after his father died.
Bocchino is buried at Plot D, Row 12, Grave 137, in the American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

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