Peter Michael Nassetta
Bronx, New York
Born October 5, 1928
Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps
Killed in Action
Died April 24, 1951 in Korea
Private First Class Nassetta was a rifleman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division.
On April 24, 1951, while defending his position against superior Chinese forces at “Horseshoe Ridge,” near Tangam-ni, South Korea, he repeated exposed himself to enemy fire to delivered accurate automatic weapons fire on the enemy and engaged the enemy with hand grenades when at close range until he was mortally wounded. For his leadership and valor, Private First Class Nassetta was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart posthumously.
NASSETTA, PETER MICHAEL
- PFC USMC
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF BIRTH: 10/05/1928
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/24/1951
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/22/1951
- BURIED AT: SECTION 34 SITE 2624
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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