CCC alumnus Steven Arango ‘11 earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Spanish, from Newberry College in South Carolina; and is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. A First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, Steven is clerking for U.S. District Judge Fernando Rodriguez, Jr.. Following his clerkship, he will return to active duty in the Marines as a Judge Advocate.

U.S. Marine’s Journal Tells Firsthand Account of Platoon’s Sacrifice in World War II

Sergeant McGrail was tough with a bayonet.

Private First Class Wilson was a great dice player.
Private First Class Zak, from Ohio, survived but lost both arms.
Private Ingram took five men to kill him.
These were just a few of the observations dutifully scrawled into the journal of Private First Class Joseph P. Nicoletto of Tampa Bay, Florida, regarding the 44 men in his Marine infantry platoon.

“My grandfather was a meticulous man,” Marine Corps First Lieutenant Steven Arango told me, “and I am glad he was. Otherwise, this article would not be possible.” Read more…