|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1914|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1944|
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
John Muscatell was born in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, to John and Josephine Muscatell. His family moved to Clarksburg, West Virginia, where John Junior attended Washington Irving High School. He attended college in Cleveland, OH, and moved to Detroit, Michigan, to be employed by the Packard Motor Company. Muscatell married Ann Cavish and was raising a daughter of his own when called up for service with the Marine Corps.
Muscatell was mustered in on September 23, 1944. He trained at MCRD San Diego and Camp Elliott, and was assigned to the 24th Marines.
With Dog Company:
Private Muscatell joined the Second Machine Gun Platoon as an ammo carrier on December 13, 1943. He served with them through the battle of Namur, and was transferred to Baker Company in March, 1944.
With Baker Company:
John Muscatell was assigned to a rifle platoon in Baker Company, probably due to the need for experienced Marines to mentor the newer recruits. He was promoted to Private First Class in the spring of 1944 and landed on Saipan, but was killed in action on June 16, 1944.
Muscatell was buried in Plot 3, Row 3, Grave 515 of the Fourth Marine Division Cemetery. In 1949, he was reburied in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Holy Cross Cemetery
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Geoffrey Roecker
Record added: May 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52742159