Mario Fiore Barracks


Riviera A.Scarpa, 75 - 31045 Motta di Livenza (TV) ITALY
Tel. NCN 424 1399 - SOTRIN 1221399 comm +39 0422 280399

Major Mario Fiore


Major Mario Fiore ( Naples , 29 December 1886 - San Mauro of Bavaria , 17 June 1918 ) was an Italian Soldier.
Monument erected at the place of death.
Distinguished himself in the Italian-Turkish war , Major of Italian Army   , during the Great War, He was put in charge of the 79th Sapper battalion (79° battaglione zappatori) who, in the middle of the Solstice Battle, was assigned to guard the railroad Nervesa- Montebelluna . He died in the heroic attempt to stop the Austrian soldiers who were trying to place a machine gun.
He was later buried in the cemetery of the nearby Camalò , in a lava tomb stone of Vesuvius (clear reference of His origin).
On 19 August 1921 he was posthumous awarded with the military valor gold medal  . Many various barracks  are named in His Honor including the Headquarters of Multinational CIMIC Group of Motta di Livenza . Other barracks, now abandoned, entitled to Mario Fiore are located in Borgo San Dalmazzo (Turin)  (106th alpine company mortars), Santa Maria Capua Vetere (now home of the judicial offices of the Court), Pordenone and Cordenons.
"Shining example of soldier figure, ardent patriotism, was a constant example of dedication to His subordinates on which He had always trusted influence. Commander of a brave sapper battalion of the Engineer corps, who rushed in line along the infantry corps  in serious moments of the battle, it was during the three days of fierce fighting for his  calm and serene conscious contempt of danger, exemplary, maintaining steady and unswerving strength of his department. In a dangerous infiltration of enemy machine guns, he dragged ready and impetuous counter those around him, and felt shouted through the heart. Still last gesture incited his resistance to that which was crowned by the magnificent victory “.
- San Mauro Montello 15-17 June 1918.

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