P.F.C Andrew Rossetti, Jr. was born to Andrew and Elizabeth Rossetti on April 6th, 1932 in Schenectady NY. He attended Amsterdam schools and graduated from Wilbur H. Lynch High School in 1950. He enlisted into the Marine Corp in April of 1951 and was deployed to Korea in February 1952, where he served with the Fifth Marine Regiment of the First Marine Division seeing considerable action.
His nickname was 'mouse' because of his small stature, but a Marine friend told the family that all of the guys in his platoon loved him because of his humor and clowning-around which boosted morale no matter how bad things were, and nothing was the same after his death. P.F.C Andrew Rossetti Jr. was killed in action on June 22, 1952 in Nung-Dong Korea, by an enemy mortar as he was recovering a body of a fellow Marine out in the field.
P.F.C Andrew Rossetti, Jr. received a Purple Heart, was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal. His remains were not brought back to Amsterdam until August 1952 where he was finally laid to rest at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Amsterdam, NY with full military honors.