Today marks the 77th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Bulge. This was a special year, not because I visited (I didn’t), but because it snowed in Belgium. Last weekend 10cm of snow fell upon the Bulge areas, mimicking the snowy conditions seen around this time 77 years ago. The snow wasn’tContinue reading “Battle of the Bulge – 77 Years, Avec Neige!”
On Friday, October 18, 2019 the corner of 31st Avenue and 41st Street in Astoria was officially renamed “Staff Sergeant Rocco Moretto Way”, in a tribute honoring Rocco’s service to our nation as well as to the community of Astoria. Moretto, a longtime Astoria resident, died in August 2018 at 94. He was drafted in 1943 toContinue reading “Street Renaming – Staff Sergeant Rocco Moretto Way”
Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the end of the World War II battle that was fought in Belgium and Luxembourg from December 1944 through January 1945. On December 16, with the onset of winter, the German army launched a counteroffensive that was intended to cut through the Allied forces in a manner that would turn theContinue reading “Battle of The Bulge – 70th Anniversary”
Rocco was on TV last Tuesday for Veterans Day! The segment aired 11/11/14 on Fox 5 NY during the the 6pm news with Ernie Anastos. You can watch the entire segment here. Rocco’s family and friends are all very proud!
World War II veteran Rocco Moretto celebrates his 90th birthday today. The birthday is the second milestone this month for the New York veteran. Two weeks ago Rocco was honored at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post that bears his name in remembrance of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.
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.
On June 6, 2014, Rocco was honored on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day at the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post that bears his name. Family, friends and members of the Post gathered to celebrate his military service during World War II and in D-Day. Rocco was presented with a portrait of his 1944 war photo, which nowContinue reading “Rocco Moretto Honored on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day”