Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
June 08, 1923 at Waynesburg, OH
Service in the US Army from Waynesburg, OH
09, 1945 at the age of 21
Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism
February 09, 1945 at South Manila, Luzon,
Class Ciccetti was with troops assaulting the first important
line of enemy defenses. The Japanese had converted the partially
destroyed Manila Gas Works and adjacent buildings into a system
of supporting strongpoints from which they were concentrating
machinegun, mortar, and heavy artillery fire on the American
forces. Casualties rapidly mounted and the medical aid men,
finding it difficult to evacuate the wounded, called for
volunteer litter bearers. Private First Class Cicchetti
immediately responded, organized a litter team and skillfully
led it for more than four hours in rescuing 14 wounded men,
constantly passing back and forth over a 400-yard route. On one
return trip the path was blocked by machinegun fire, but PFC
Cicchetti deliberately exposed himself to draw the automatic
fire which he neutralized with his own rifle while ordering the
rest of the team to rush past to safety with the wounded. While
gallantly continuing his work, he noticed a group of wounded and
helpless soldiers some distance away and ran to their rescue. As
he approached the casualties, he was struck in the head by a
shell fragment, but with complete disregard for his gaping wound
he continued to his comrades, lifted one and carried him on his
shoulders 50 yards to safety. He then collapsed and died.