Veterans History Project: An Interview with Frank Rimicci

Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Interview conducted by David Addison and produced by David Addison. Recorded at the Downtown Branch, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, January 25, 2018.

Born in Chicago, Illinois on January 19, 1924, Frank Rimicci served in the Amy during World War II as a sergeant in the 718th Railway Operation Battalion. One of his main responsibilities in Normandy, France was to move equipment and heavy machinery on the train from the beach to the front line. He was in charge of transporting General Patton's 4th Armored Division Tanks on the train used in the Battle of the Bulge. He served in Strasbourg, Luxembourg, Belgium, Bastogne and Germany. Rimicci received three Overseas Service Bars, an American Campaign Medal, European-American-Middle Eastern Ribbon with 4 Bronze Battle Stars and medals, and French Legion of Honor Medal. After the war, Rimicci settled in Santa Cruz, California, after visiting his wife's aunt and uncle.
Creator: Rimicci, Frank; Addison, David
Date: 1/25/2018
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • 2010s
  • 1940s
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Identifier: VH-RIMICCI


Rimicci, Frank and David Addison. “Veterans History Project: An Interview with Frank Rimicci.” 1/25/2018. SCPL Local History. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.