West Haveners honor 1,138 – including 3 local men – who died 75 years ago on the HMT Rohna
WEST HAVEN – About 80 people gathered in the West Haven Veterans Museum & Learning Center Sunday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Germans’ sinking of the HMT Rohna, claiming the lives of 1,138 people, including 1,115 U.S. servicemen.
In particular, local residents joined by members of the national Rohna Survivors Memorial Association paid tribute to three young West Haven men who grew up together, entered the Army together and died together on the Rohna on Nov. 26, 1943.
The names of the late Pfc. John T. Cox, Pfc. Pasquale J. Logiodice and Pfc. Pacifico Migliore were enshrined on the museum’s Wall of Honor.
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