Korean War Legacy Project

Francis John Ezzo

Bio

Francis Ezzo was born in 1932 in Salina, New York. He worked as a service station attendant before enlisting in the US Marine Corps. He carried out his military service from 1949 to 1952. During his service period, he went to Korea, where he was stationed from September 1950 to May 1951. Ezzo served in 1st Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division as a private and rose to corporal before the time of his discharge. He was a light machine gunner and participated in the Chosin Reservoir Battle and 1951 Spring Counteroffensive. He received multiple awards for his commitments, including a National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal with 1 Silver Star, UN Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Citation, and Presidential Unit Commendation Ribbon with 2 bronze stars. After returning to the United States, he worked at Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. After being discharged from military service, he married and raised 4 children and worked 42 years for O’Brien and Gere Engineers.

Photos

View of town in Pohang

View of town in Pohang

Cpl. Nathan R Sally in front of tent

Cpl. Nathan R Sally in front of tent

Cpl. Nathan R Sally in front of tent

Posing in front of tent

Posing in front of tent

Posing in front of tent

Robert Blackstone in front of tent

Robert Blackstone in front of tent

Robert Blackstone in front of tent

Posing in front of tent

Posing in front of tent

Posing in front of tent

Posing in front of tent

Posing in front of tent

Posing in front of tent

Ed Oltz inside tent

Ed Oltz inside tent

Ed Oltz inside tent

Aiming with a gun, lying down

Aiming with a gun, lying down

Aiming with a gun, lying down

Fran Ezzo and his friends in military base

Fran Ezzo and his friends in military base

Fran Ezzo and his friends in military base

Fran Ezzo making a cup of coffee

Fran Ezzo making a cup of coffee

Fran Ezzo making a cup of coffee

Fran Ezzo with a gun

Fran Ezzo with a gun

Fran Ezzo with a gun

Posing in front of tent

Posing in front of tent

Posing in front of tent

On the boat

On the boat

On the boat

On the boat

On the boat

On the boat

Broken buildings in the war

Broken buildings in the war

Broken buildings in the war

Dick Speach on the boat

Dick Speach on the boat

Dick Speach on the boat

Ezzo and Ellsworth

Ezzo and Ellsworth

Ezzo and Ellsworth

Memo

Memo

Memo

Remembering 'The Forgotten War'

Remembering 'The Forgotten War'

Remembering 'The Forgotten War'