18th Artillery Association


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Oldest Living Member

Tony Manocchio

Tony entered the Army in 1944 and went to Fort Bragg, NC, where, after training, he was shipped overseas to the ETO where he joined the 18th.  Somewhere in Belgium, as a replacement, he worked on the phone lines between headquarters and the gun batteries, and also as a gunner on the 105 howitzer. He was with the 18th until the end of the war when the 18th came back to the states.  He stayed in Germany with 39th FA (Achenville, Germany) with the Army of Occupation then returned to the US in 1946 and was discharged at Ft. Dix, NJ.  Tony returned home to Altoona, PA, where he worked for the railroad until 1954.  He moved to California where he worked at various jobs with Clayton Mfg until he retired in 1988.  Since he retired in 1988 he has focused on wood crafting - mainly whirligigs, from his home in Walnut, CA.









"Here are just a few pictures of the Whirligigs that I use to make.  I had about 35 different birds and things as you can see.

Take care and GOD BLESS you all."

Tony Manocchio


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