Carlo Antonio Pivirotto
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
January 10, 1958 - Colonel Carlo Antonio Pirirotta, U.S.A., retired, commanding
officer of the Army Recruiting Station in New York City for eighteen years,
was buried Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery. He died in Greenville,
Texas, last Friday at the age of 72.
He is survived by his widow, Christine, and three sisters.
Colonel Pivirotto was in charge of the Army Recruiting Station at 39 Whitehall Street in 1926 when 8,000 soldiers of Italian birth who had fought with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I were readmitted to this country.
As non-citizens they had been denied entry earlier because they had obtained their Army discharges abroad after the Armistice to they could visit Italy.
He was also in charge of the New York Recruiting and Induction District in October 1942, when the first group of Army draftees went through the newly opened unduction center at Grand Central Palace.
Colonel Pivirotto enlisted shortly after he came to this country from Italy in 1904. He saw combat service in the Philippines, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and was placed in command of a unit of natice troops.
In 1922 he retired from active duty because
of physical disability incurred in line of duty. Four years later
is was recalled to active service and placed in charge of the recruiting
station in Whitehall Street. His office was in the same room in which
he had been sworn into the service.
Posted:9 October 2007