Francis Ezzo (79) was born in Salina, NY. He worked as a service station attendant before enlisting in the military. He carried out his military service from 1949 to 1952. During his service period, he went to Korea, where he was stationed from September 1950 to May 1951. Ezzo served in I Company 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division USMC as a private and transitioned to corporal by the time of his discharge. He was a light machine gunner and participated in the Chosin Reservoir Battle and 1951 Spring Counteroffensive. He received multiple awards for his commitments, including a National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal with 1 Silver Star, UN Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Citation, and Presidential Unit Commendation Ribbon with 2 bronze stars. After returning to the United States, he was on guard duty at Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, MA. After being discharged from military service, he married and worked 42 years for O'Brien and Gere Engineers.
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