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PFC Frank Joseph Petrarca
Birth: Jul. 31, 1918
Death: Jul. 31, 1943

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.On active duty with the Medical Detachment, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division on New Georgia in the Solomon Islands, Pfc. Petrarca gave aid to 3 wounded solders in direct line of fire (27 July 1943) and rescued a wounded sergeant also in direct line of fire (29 July 1943). He was mortally wounded by enemy mortar fire while trying to rescue another wounded soldier under the same circumstances on his 25th birthday. The Medal of Honor was awarded to Petrarca posthumously, 23 Dec. 1943. (bio by: Joyce) 
Calvary Cemetery
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 110 Lot 1268 Grave 3
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Originally Created by: Joyce
Record added: Sep 07, 2001
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PFC Frank Joseph Petrarca
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PFC Frank Joseph Petrarca
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PFC Frank Joseph Petrarca
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