Joseph Theodore Tocco was born on 24 January 1927

Private Tocco was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on October 6, 1951 and died of those wounds on October 12, 1951. He is buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 847.

The Chattanooga Times, March 2, 1952
Funeral services for Pvt. Joseph T. Tocco, 24, who died in Korea last October, will be held at SS Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in the National Cemetery with full military honors. Pvt. Tocco is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Tocco Sr., 2025 Lyndon Avenue;  three brothers, Michael, Charles and Joseph J. Tocco Jr.; two sisters, Mary Jane and Antionette Tocco, all of Chattanooga. His father, since his retirement from the army, has been employed in the office of the county court clerk at the courthouse. County Court Clerk Jack Hixson announced yesterday that his office will be closed fora n hour tomorrow so employes may attend teh Tocco services.


  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 January 1927
  • Date of death: 12 October 1951
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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