Pat A. DiLonardo

     "It was at nightfall and I can remember being in the ... trenches and we could hear the artillery like taking steps ... boom, boom, boom."


 


Video Interview


Name:  Pat A. DiLonardo
Date of Birth:  1/6/31
Branch of Service:  Army
Dates of Service:  November 1951 to August 1953
Location of Military Service: Korea
 
      Mr. DiLonardo was drafted in November, 1951 into the Army.  He was in G Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.  He was sent to Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania for basic training and then to Korea.  He first went to Sasebo, Japan  and then to Koji Island to help with the prisoners there.  He fought battles at Old Baldy, Pork Chop Hill, T-Bone, Chorwan Valley, and the Iron Triangle.  Mr. DiLonardo received the Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, UN Service Medal with 2 Battle Stars, and the Army good Conduct Medal.  He achieved the rank of Sergeant.

Stan Hunnicutt, Don Eichorn, Pat DiLonardo


Sign in Korea upon departure of the troops



Pat DiLonardo on ship going overseas


Picture taken of Adlai Stevenson's visit to Korea



Going home


Pat DiLonardo
Winter in Korea



Air strike on T-Bone


Cave that Chinese and North Koreans would crawl into