Achilles F. DiGaicomo was born on March 1, 1921 in Wilmington, Delaware to Joseph and Beatrice DiGaicomo who later moved to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He was one of three children.
Achilles graduated from high school in 1939, and afterwards was employed by the Richter Department Store.
Achilles entered the Army in 1942. His unit shipped overseas to the European of Theater of Operations, where he served in North Africa. He was hospitalized for several months after contracting a deadly disease.
Sergeant Achilles F. DiGaicomo died non-combat on May 18, 1944, in White Sulfur Spring, West Virginia. He is buried at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kennett Square.