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PFC Hugo Victor Baccari

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PFC Hugo Victor Baccari

  • Birth 5 Nov 1929 Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Death 8 Dec 1950 North Korea
  • Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section Y Site 3447
  • Memorial ID 15965124

US Marine Corps
Korean War Veteran

F CO 2 BN 7 MAR RGT 1 MAR DIV

Private First Class Baccari was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. On December 8, 1950, his company was subjected to a savage attack by a numerically superior enemy force near Koto-ri, North Korea. He voluntarily left his covered position to carry his wounded comrades to a protected area. He continued to search for and evacuate casualties in sub-zero weather until he was mortally wounded.
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The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Hugo Victor Baccari (MCSN: 1061714), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Rifleman in Company F, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 8 December 1950. When the left flank of his company was subjected to a savage attack by a numerically superior enemy force, Private First Class Baccari voluntarily left his covered position and exposed himself to the heavy hostile fire to remove wounded Marines to protected areas and to render them aid and comfort. Serving to inspire all who observed his courageous actions, he continued to search for and evacuate casualties in sub-zero weather until he was mortally wounded. By his outstanding heroism, daring initiative and aggressive determination in saving others at the cost of his own life, Private First Class Baccari upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.




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  • Added: 2 Oct 2006
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Hugo Victor Baccari (5 Nov 1929–8 Dec 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15965124, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Pennsylvania Lady (contributor 39530540) .