NAME
Henry Elpidio Bucci
NICKNAME
Bucky
MCSN
165721
HOME OF RECORD
8 Magnolia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
(raised Providence, RI)
NEXT OF KIN
Wife, Mrs. Florence McKevitt Bucci
DATE OF BIRTH
February 28, 1897
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
March 8, 1917
DATE OF LOSS
August 9, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal / Savo Island
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA/Declared Dead
August 10 1943
UNIT
Marine Detachment,
USS Vincennes
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Master Gunnery Sergeant Bucci’s cruiser, USS VincennesĀ (CA-44), was on patrol off Savo Island in the early morning hours of 9 August, 1942. A Japanese fleet surprised the Americans, and between 0155 and 0215, the Vincennes was struck and set afire by dozens of large caliber shells. She sank at 0250.
Bucci was not seen again after theĀ Vincennes went down. Initially listed as missing in action, he was declared dead as of 10 August 1943.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal (3)
LAST KNOWN RANK
Master Gunnery Sergeant
STATUS OF REMAINS
Lost at sea.
MEMORIALS
Elmwood Ave. & Broad Street, Providence, RI
Manila American Cemetery

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