99 Year Old Shares Memories of Service during Pivotal Moments of World War II

Nov 11, 2019 349

Down at the Saturday Greenwich Farmer’s Market in the Horseneck lot, market manager Judy Waldeyer is occasionally accompanied by father Jerry Siccardi. On a recent morning at the market, Mr. Siccardi shared his life story, including struggles to start a career during the Depression and memories of his service in the US Army during World War II, where as an early radar expert he taught Generals and Colonels, and even met General George Patton more than once.

His natural affinity for mathematics served him well, though his hopes of becoming an accountant were dashed first by the Depression and then by the war. Born in 1920, Siccardi was the first in his family to graduate from high school.

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