Firepower | Anthony Marcione
On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Anthony Marcione shares a story originally told on June 17, 2014 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Rochester, Pennsylvania. This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas.
Anthony “Dino” Marcione of Monaca, Pennsylvania was drafted into the Korean War at age 20. Sent to the front lines, he manned a machine gun against invading Chinese nationals pushing south into the Korean peninsula. “Our firepower is what kept the Chinese from running us over,” Anthony admits, “but it was brutal up there on the line. Just brutal.”