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Edward E. Boccia: Ghost Army artist

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Two soldiers painting in church

Charles “Phil” Hornthall, left, and Edward E. Boccia, sketching in a bombed-out church in Trevieres, FrancePhoto provided by the Ghost Army Legacy Project

Edward E. Boccia served his country during World War II as a private in the 603rd Engineer Camouflage Battalion in the Ghost Army (23rd Headquarters Special Troops), which was presented a Congressional Gold Medal in March 2024.

“Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II” will be on display at Soldiers Memorial Military Museum from Sept. 25, 2024, through Jan. 12, 2025.

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