Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano (born Rocco Francis Marchegiano,1923-1969) was an American boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from 1952 to 1956. He was drafted into the Army in 1943. Stationed in Wales, he helped ferry supplies across the English Channel to Normandy. He completed his service in  1946.

Medic has obtained the service records for Rocky Marciano. They are divided into the following categories: Service Documents; Medical Records 1; Medical Records 2; Medical Records 3; Disciplinary; Auxiliary Material; Reference Correspondence.

The Marciano FBI files are here: File 1; File 2;  File 3; File 4.

Marciano first boxed in the Army, starting with unofficial bouts, working up to junior amateur by the time of his discharge. While stationed outside of Bristol, England as a private with the 384th Combat Engineer Battalion, preparing for the amphibious assault on D Day, Marciano and a friend were arrested for assaulting and robbing a pair of Englishmen with whom they’d been drinking. Marciano was court-martialed and sentenced to hard labor. The two sentence was imposed stateside.

After failing a tryout for catcher with the Chicago Cubs, Marciano returned to boxing. As detailed in Unbeaten, by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Mike Stanton, Marciano had a career long affiliation with the Mob. He is the only person to hold the heavyweight title and go untied and undefeated throughout his career. His record was 49 and O.


The Guardian/Mike Stanton