A Soldier's Story: Sergeant Joseph Phillip Bongiorni III

Sergeant Joseph Phillip Bongiorni III was born on January 30. 1971 in Hickory, Pennsylvania.

An athlete ad musician, he played football for Fort Cherry High School, where he was also in the school's marching band, playing the trumpet.

Sergeant Bongiorni enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard before his enrollment at West Virginia University, majoring in engineering, and was active in the school's ROTC program.

Sergeant Bongiorni deployed to Saudia Arabia when the 14th Quartermaster mobilized for Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War on January 15, 1991. On February 25, 1991, was killed when a SCUD missile destroyed the barracks.

Sergeant Joseph Phillip Bongiorni III rests in Mount Prospect Cemetery at Hickory, Pennsylvania.


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