George Arthur Giannotti
Submitted by: Chris Mulholland
George Arthur Giannotti served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 1918-1918.
In April 1917, the United States joined the “war to end all wars” and declared war against Germany. During the next few months, many Italian-Americans filled out draft registration cards, including George who filled his out on 5 June 1917. For his ‘present trade, occupation, or office’ he listed “musician” in “business for self” but for the question ‘Where employed?’ he wrote “[illegible] Lithograph”. For those who relied upon him for support he listed his “mother, father”. The Draft Board official noted on George’s registration that he was of medium height and build with blue eyes and brown hair.
Just before the end of World War I, George received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army but the Armistice to end the “War to End All Wars” was signed before he was sent overseas.