Division honors WWII Italian soldier with wreath laying ceremony

Nov 07, 2019 123

BY: Spc. Tiffany Mitchell

In celebration of Italy’s National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day, Col. Brian Sullivan, chief of staff of the 10th Mountain Division (LI), placed a wreath at the grave of World War II Italian soldier, Pvt. Rino Carlutti, Nov. 4 at the Prisoner of War Cemetery on Fort Drum, N.Y.

Carlutti, a San Daniele del Friuli, Italy Native, died Oct. 17, 1944 from injuries sustained in an accident while he was held at Fort Drum. According to Dr. Laurie Rush, Fort Drum’s Cultural Resources manager, he was killed in a car accident while on a work detail in central New York.

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