Rosario Di Giorgio
Typically, the eldest son was exempt from military duty and the second oldest was expected to serve. Rosario's elder brother Joseph was already running the family fruit business in the U.S., so Rosario enlisted in his stead.
After earning a medal in the “African Campaign,” Rosario Di Giorgio was honorably discharged in 1897.View Rosario Di Giorgio’s Discharge Papers
Awarded to “Artillery Soldier Di Giorgio Rosario” for his service in the “African Campaign”View Rosario Di Giorgio Military Medal
First notice is from the Los Angeles Times; source of second notice is unknown.View Rosario Di Giorgio’s Obituaries