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in the 332nd Infantry
FOREIGN-BORN MEN WHO SERVED AS AMERICAN SOLDIERS was not an uncommon occurrence during the First World War and certainly not unique to the 332nd infantry regiment. Though, among the 332nd Infantry's soldiers who were born in other countries, of special interest are those who were born in Italy and served as American soldiers with the only U.S. military combat unit on the Italian Front in WWI — they had the distinct honor to serve and fight along side the Allies in their homeland. They may or may not have been U.S. citizens.
The following list of men who were born in Italy and served as U.S. soldiers in the 332nd Infantry on the Italian Front during WWI was compiled from The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors And Marines In the World War, 1917-18. Since there were 332nd Infantry soldiers who entered the service from several other states, there may have been even more Italian-born American soldiers in Wallace's Circus who, unfortunately, are not included here.
Additionally, there were many of the 332nd Infantry's soldiers who were either first-generation (U.S.-born) Italian-Americans or of Italian heritage whose families had been established in the United States for generations..