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Christopher Facchina—of Hut 4, Section 11


Christopher Facchina (left) and his twin brother Columbus were born October 12, 1912 (Columbus Day—the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas).

I heard this week from Dennis Donehoo. He wrote, “My great uncle was Private Christopher Facchina.

“Christopher’s POW record states that he participated in Operation Torch, was captured at the Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, and was imprisoned at CC 59, Ascoli Piceno, Italy.”

Christopher Facchina was one of 35 men my father, Sgt. Armie Hill, was given charge of in the camp. See “Men of Hut 4—Section 11.”

“Your father mentions during his time as a POW he attended an ‘Italian class,” Dennis said. “Many pages of his journal read like an English-Italian Dictionary. [See “Armie Hill’s Camp Journal.”]

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