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Joseph DeVito

A historic event is taking shape along the Potomac River just outside of Washington, DC. A magnificent state-of-the-art facility will be built as a national landmark to honor America’s Soldiers, preserve the history of America’s oldest military branch, and educate all Americans about the Army’s role in our nation’s development.  The National Museum of the U.S. Army will serve as the capstone of the Army Museum System and provide the only comprehensive portrayal of Army history and traditions.  We need everyone's help to do it.  Including you. Your contribution will take us one step closer to making the Museum a reality.

As you may know, I am a LET 4 in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) at Westhill High School in Stamford, Connecticut.  Due to an interest in history, I am collecting donations for the Museum and ask that you join this cause.  The National Museum of the United States Army will celebrate the selfless service of over 30 million men and women of the Army since 1775.  It will honor all soldiers and give an educational experience that explains the Army’s role in defending the U.S. for more than 240 years, through technology and exhibits.  On display will be 15,000 pieces from the Army Art Collection and 30,000 artifacts, documents, and images. 

With this fundraising campaign, I am proudly honoring the memory of my Great-Uncle Joseph R. D’Arrigo, who had an illustrious career.  Entering the U.S. Army in 1942, he fought in the D-Day Invasion in WWII and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain.  A member of the Korean Military Advisory Group, he was the only American officer on the 38th Parallel of Korea when North Korea attacked South Korea and is responsible for “sounding the alarm.”  His recognitions include the Silver Star Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, two Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart Medal, and the ETO Ribbon.  In 2000, he was awarded the honorary title of Colonel D’Arrigo by President Clinton on the 50th anniversary of the Korean War.

I hope that you will donate by telling others about it and by clicking on the link above.  Thank you for supporting me with the seven JROTC and Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, honor, integrity, selfless service, and personal courage. - Joseph DeVito

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