Rocco Today

8974696760_d717a18b96_oRocco currently resides in Astoria, New York, where he remains active with many Veteran centered organizations, specifically the Rocco Moretto VFW Post 2348.  He attends parades, speaks at NYC schools and conducts interviews with local newspapers.

This June will mark two milestone anniversaries: The 70th Anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 2014) and Rocco’s 9oth Birthday (June 20th, 2014).

Despite his claims that he isn’t a hero,“I’m no hero. I was just doing my job as a soldier. The real heroes didn’t make it back.”,  he will always be seen as such by his friends, veterans and especially his family.


2 thoughts on “Rocco Today

  1. Jim O'Dell

    Mr. Moretto,

    I am looking to see if anyone may have run across my grandfather – Hubert O’Dell from Lewistown, PA – I know that he was with the 26th Infantry Regiment for D-Day – he was 39 yrs old at the time. I am not sure of any further details beyond the 26th Infantry regiment. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

    Jim O’Dell – 412-320-9877,

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