Rocci J Martini
Rocci J. Martini finished basic training at Ft. Wheeler, Georgia and was sent to Umnak Island in 1943. He was a unique combination of machine gunner and violinist assigned to the 310th Coast Artillery, Company B, 3rd Battalion. He played for troops in Alaska and other places in the United States while serving and received a recommendation for special service work to allow him to continue to play, and in 1942 received a special thanks from the USO for his performance.
Did You Know?
When the Japanese invaded the islands of Attu and Kiska in June, 1942, it was the first time that an enemy occupied American soil since the War of 1812.