Henry Mucci

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Birthday
4, 1911
Birthplace
Bridgeport, CT
Death Date
Mar 20, 1997 (86)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
4, 1911
Birthplace
Bridgeport, CT
Death Date
Mar 20, 1997 (86)

About

Army Rangers colonel whose WWII raid rescued more than 500 people from a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines.

Before Fame

He trained his squad for the rescue mission by introducing them to martial arts and leading them on arduous hikes in tropical heat.

Trivia

His raid proved an unqualified success. Only two members of his squad died in the raid, and only two of the rescued men didn't survive (one of them suffered a heart attack during the raid).

Family Life

He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, as the son of Italian immigrants.

Associated With

He and James Doolittle were both heroes of World War II.