Cocco Family World War II Letters

Cocco Family World War II Letters

Collection Number: 
195
Collection Length: 
1.75ft
Geographic Coverage: 
Philadelphia, NY
Period: 
1943 to 1952
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Nicholas A. (Nick) Cocco, Robert M. Cocco and Americo P. (Paul or Amy) Cocco were three brothers from Philadelphia, NY in Jefferson County who all served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Their mother was Jennie Cocco. Nick served in the Signal Corps and is stationed in Texas and Maryland until serving in Germany. He mentions combat but most of his service is as a musician. Robert served in an ordinance company and trained at Fort Knox, Ky. before shipping overseas. Paul also served in an ordinance company.

 

The collection consists of many letters written primarily by Nick and Robert Cocco to their mother Jennie in Philadelphia, NY. There are a few letters written by Paul Cocco to his mother, but the documents associated with Paul are mostly ephemeral; concert programs, flyers, post cards and the like. The collection also contains several diaries kept by Jennie Cocco, two of which are in Italian, and a number of letters and greeting cards written mostly by people other than her three sons. Newspaper clippings about the sons’ military service are also included.