Korean War Legacy Project

Giuseppe Ercoletti


Giuseppe Ercoletti is the son of Cesare Ercoletti, who served with the Italian Red Cross during the Korean War. He volunteered to go to Korea as a sense of adventure and to help people. While in Korea, he served as a driver for the director of the Italian Red Cross Field Hospital No. 68. Field Hospital No. 68 was located in Yeongdeungpo, South Korea. This is southwest of Seoul. During operation, the hospital would help many people who were suffering from the effects of war in addition to both Northern and Southern belligerents. He stayed through the Field Hospital’s operation, which stopped serving people in December of 1954. Subsequently, after the Field Hospital, he remained in Korea as a mechanic. He is proud of his father’s service and helping South Korea become a modern nation.