Army Birthday Gala

Rocco with U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno and Pfc. Louis Angelici cut the Army birthday cake at the Army Week Association's celebration of the 239th Army Birthday Gala in New York City, June 12, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle)
Rocco with U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno and Pfc. Louis Angelici cut the Army birthday cake at the Army Week Association’s celebration of the 239th Army Birthday Gala in New York City, June 12, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle)

On Thursday June 12, 2014, Rocco attended the Army Birthday Gala in New York City during Army Week.  The Army celebrates it’s 239th Birthday today.  To celebrate, Rocco helped to cut the Birthday cake with U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno and Pfc. Louis Angelici.

Rocco was drafted into the Army at age 17 in 1943, and went on to fought in D-Day at Omaha Beach and the Battle of the Bugle in Belgium. He was honored to be a part of this week’s celebration.

Rocco with General Odierno from the 2014 Army Week Gala, with Pat Gualtieri and Vince McGowan of the United War Veterans Council.
Rocco with General Odierno from the 2014 Army Week Gala, with Pat Gualtieri and Vince McGowan of the United War Veterans Council.
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