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Phillip Varco

Submitted by: Sarina (Varco) Renaldi {granddaughter}

Phillip Varco mugPhillip Varco served in World War 1 with the the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known June 1917-Jjan. 1919.

 

My grandfather, Phillip Varco, along with his brother Jack, served in WWI as a member of the 132nd US Infantry, 66th Brigade, 33rd Division. He was born in Italy in Montemaggiore, Sicily in 1892, and immigrated to America in the early 1900s. He fought in the battle of the Somme in France and was shot in the stomach. While he was in the hospital, King George visited the wounded soldiers and presented my grandfather with a cane.

As a young child, I remember him holding me on his lap and showing me his stomach and telling me he had "two belly buttons."

 

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