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Date and Place of Birth: February 18, 1909
Date and Place of Death: August 13, 1986 Bedford, Virginia
Baseball Experience: Semi-pro
Military Unit: Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division US Army
Area Served: European Theater of Operations
Marsico was a talented catcher from Bedford, Virginia, who was behind the plate
for every game the 116th Infantry Regiment Yankees played in the 1943 ETO
Marsico graduated from Gilmer School in Roanoke, Virginia, before getting a job
with the Frank E Brown company treating cowhides. He later helped build the Blue
Hills golf course in Roanoke before landing a job with the Piedmont Label
Company in Bedford, where he also played for the company baseball team.
Marsico, who was already a member of the
National Guard, was called up early 1942, and served with Company A of the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th
Infantry Division. At Omaha Beach, on D-Day, Marsico suffered injuries to his right arm
and leg in the chaos and carnage
that resulted in the death of 23 of his Company A comrades. Marsico was
hospitalized in England for three months. He spent the next year at a
rehabilitation center in Norfolk, Virginia, before being discharged in July
Due to his injuries, Marsico's baseball-playing days were over. He returned to
work with the Piedmont Label Company where he remained for 41 years and became
an accomplished golfer winning several club tournaments.
Robert Marsico passed away in August 1986. He was 77 years old.
Thanks to Laura M Burnette for help with her father's biography.
Created January 8, 2007. Updated January 9,
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