Tribute to Gen. C.A. Bersagliere, Ugo Montemurro

Piazza Mercato, Sirmione

Ugo Montemurro was a highly decorated Italian general.
Commander of the IV Cyclists Battalion during the First World War. in 1939 he was assigned to command the 8th Bersaglieri Regiment. At the outbreak of World War II he fought extensively in North Africa. He was then sent to Russia in 1942, where he fought until the following year and participated in the Resistance between 1944 and 1945.

After hostilities, he will be promoted to General for War Merits in 1946. He will retire to Negrar at the age of 58 and will preside over the War Orphans Association, also becoming Vice-President of the National Bersaglieri Association. he was also a talented painter. He died in Sirmione in 1979, in whose cemetery he rests today.

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