Abstract of Military Service for Sorci Settimo


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Abstract of Military Service for Sorci Settimo

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Abstract of World War I Military Service


World War, 1914-1918


The abstract of World War I military service for Settimo Sorci (1893-1989). The document includes Sorci’s surname, Christian name, Army serial number, whether White or Colored, home address, place of enlistment, place of birth, date of birth, organizations served in, with dates of assignments and transfers, grades, with date of appointment, engagement, wounds or injuries received in action, dates served overseas, date of discharge, and remarks.

Settimo Sorci was born in Italy on January 4, 1893. He came to the United States around 1913. In 1918, he was drafted into the United States Army. During his service, he was transferred multiple times from Company B of the 53rd Pioneer Infantry to Company E of the 329th Infantry, 83rd Division. After his service, he lived in New York and married Anna Giangrasso on November 25, 1924, who was also an Italian immigrant. They had two children: Frances and Anthony. His son, Anthony, served in World War II. After Settimo's wife died, he lived the remainder of his life in Port Richey, Florida. He passed away on April 28, 1989 at the age of ninety-six. Sorci is buried in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, along with his son.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Adjutant General's Office


Digital reproduction of original abstract of military service.


Adjutant General's Office

Date Created

ca. 1919-02-25




453 KB


1 abstract of military service






New York, New York

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Originally created and published by the Adjutant General's Office, New York.

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Ortiz, Samuel

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.


Adjutant General's Office, “Abstract of Military Service for Sorci Settimo,” RICHES, accessed February 20, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/9901.