Michael DeCicco - who then lived at 10 Anderson Street in Raritan|
was in Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack.
He was in the Navy serving aboard The USS Helena
|Michael's ship was one of the
first attacked at Pearl Harbor.
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of Michael and The Helena
|Michael was the first Raritan
soldier who was at Pearl Harbor
to return home.
Click for 1942 Article
about his return
|After Michael's ship was sunk in July of 1943,
he returned home and spoke with Calco
about the importance of buying war bonds.
Click for 1943 Article
about bond talk
|His Ship, the USS Helena,
had a proud record in WWII.
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The USS Helena web page
|In World War II Telegrams bought
home good and bad news from overseas
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DeCicco family of Michael's injury
|When serving in Hawaii in July of 1941,
4 other Raritan guys were there as well
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