Dario Raffaele [aka Ralph] Berlucci
was born in Brooklyn, NY on 18 September 1925 and accompanied his proud
young mother on a trip to her native Italy (reference lines 22 and 23).
The date of their departure from the U.S. is not known but Ida's
immigration visa was issued on 16 February 1927 thereby giving a hint
that the trip was no longer than four months long. They
returned to New York Harbor aboard the SS Roma on 18 June 1927 when
Dario was still but 18 months of age.
Dario enlisted in the Army
at New York City, NY on 15 November 1943.
Pfc Berlucci, a member of
Hq Hq, 508th PIR was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge for the
Rhineland Campaign, from 15 February 1945.