Joseph T. Cuccaro, 1959
Our Omega Mu brothers who served in the military are cherished and constant fraternal friends, and we would like to say thank you for the steadfast, purposeful commitment you made to our nation to defend those four freedoms we all believe in: “Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.” For those brothers who were killed in defense of these freedoms, they will always occupy a consecrated place in our linked fraternal heart because they exemplify the idea of superlative commitment, strength, and fortitude for the good to the end itself. The greatness of their collective purpose and will, on our nation’s behalf, will never be forgotten. By their “clear-eyed faith and fearless heart,” these brothers have left us a fraternal legacy that echoes what we often say about Omega Mu Fijis: “Perseverance and determination are omnipotent.” Their code of integrity, courage, duty, responsibility, and self-sacrifice on behalf of our nation is a powerful legacy that we will always be proud of as Omega Mu Fijis.
Whether it was at New Orleans, Red River, Fort Blakely, Marianna, San Juan Hill, Santiago de Cuba, Chateau-Thierry, Verdun, El Guettar, Elba, Monte Della Vedetta, the Battle of the Bulge, Rabaul, Inchon, Pusan, Chosin Reservoir, Pork Chop Hill, Hue, Easter Offensive, Phu Cat, The Iron Triangle, Hamburger Hill, la Drang Valley, Bien Hoa, Khe Sanh, Rumaila, Al-Batin, Medina Ridge, Kabul, Kandahar, our Omega Mu brothers have demonstrated devotion to duty in defense of freedom and liberty. They are the stability of our nation, and we, the Omega Mu brotherhood, revere, honor, and salute their persevering and determined spirit within our great nation and our historic brotherhood. We will always honor the heroism of all of our brothers who have served in the armed forces from the Civil War to the present. Thank you.
Omega Mu Veteran
Joseph T. Cuccaro,
Omega Mu Years
Mrs. Tate, our Omega Mu housemother.
Joseph T. Cuccaro, bottom row, second in from the left.
Joe Cuccaro, second in from the right.
President of the Senior Executive Council.
Joe Cuccaro had two tours in Vietnam. The first was with the First Air Cavalry, and the second was with the 82nd Airborne.
After his two tours in Vietnam, Joe Cuccaro had assignments at Fort Belvoir and
Joe Cuccaro was Deputy Commander of the American Sector in Berlin
After his posting in Berlin, Joe Cuccaro was assigned to the Pentagon as Chief of a planning and operations team of the United States Army Logistics Operations Center.
How fellow officers complimented Joe Cuccaro:
"...insatiable capacity to understand complex problems"
"...logical, common sense judgement"
..."speak plainly and talk infantry"
Joe and fellow Omega Mu Brothers
Ron Thurston, Joe Cuccaro, James Dibiase, above and below
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82
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