During the Korean War during the epic breakout from the Chosin Reservoir, Marine Sgt. Mathew Caruso, was assigned as a chaplain’s assistant with the 2nd battalion-7th Marines. He heroically saved the life of Chaplain Cornelius “Connie” Griffin at the cost of his own life, by diving on and covering the Chaplain from enemy machine gun fire. This heroic act occurred on December 6, 1950. Six days later, in New England, Mathew’s son was born. Fourteen months after that, his father’s Silver Star was presented to little Danny Caruso in a ceremony that made national headlines.
On July 11, we’ll celebrate the service and legacy of Sergeant Caruso. To learn more click here.
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