Original U.S. WWII 319th Glider Field Artillery Battalion GFAB Named Grouping
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Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This fantastic grouping amend to Technician 5th Grade Ross Marsico ASN 35137322 who served with the legendary 319th Glider Field Artillery Battalion in World War Two. Wilson took part in an invasion either the Normandy Invasion or the invasion of the Rhineland, as well as two other major campaigns.

Marsico was born in Shinnston, West Virginia in on August 19th, 1907 and he enlisted in Kentucky on March 28th, 1942. His best friend during his service was Sergeant Holman whose death on January 21st, 1945 due to a landmine was documented on page 400 of the Wonderful book BATTERY! by Joseph S. Covais. Marsico’s canteen is engraved with his name and ASIN as well as Holman’s. The canteen reads:

ROSS MARSICO
35137322

82nd AIRBORNE DIV,
BTRY. A. 391th G.F.A.BN.
Africa
Italy
Ireland
Scotland
Wales
England
France
Belgium
Holland
Germany
Tunisia
Algiers

HOLMAN

During World War II the 319th Glider Field Artillery Battalion was present for the Invasion of Sicily,…