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1Lt Orlando David Greenly
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Birth: unknown
Death: Sep. 16, 1943, Italy

Son of David Elmer Greenly and Rose Winifred Jaycox Greenly.

Husband of Elizabeth "Betty" Flanagan Greenly who he married on January 17 1943.

Orlando, who resided in Lincoln, Delaware, served as a 1st Lieutenant, 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on January 29 1935 and served in Panama for 5 years. He was then assigned to Pearl Harbor, September 1940 and survived the attack on December 7th. Shortly after the bombing, Orlando wrote home stating "he'd been blown out of his cot" at the beginning of the raid and had then reported to his commanding officer at Schofield Barracks and did duty throughout the day.

In 1942 he went to OCS at Fort Benning, Georgia where he was promoted to 2nd Lt. He applied for overseas duty and joined the Rangers.

He was a member of the famous "Darby's Rangers" led by Wiliam Orlando Darby.

Orlando later "Died Of Wounds" received in action 7 days after the fall of Salerno, Italy.

He had served in the Army for eight years and eight months at the time of his death and was decorated with a "Silver Star" and Purple Heart.

Service # O-1289069

His brothers were S/SGT Leslie Greenly of the State Guard, Paris Greenly, Merchant Marines, Mitchell Greenly, Post exchange, New York, John Greenly, U.S. Navy Engineering, and Norman Greenly. 
 
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 Parents:
  David Elmer Greenly (1880 - 1950)
  Rose W. Greenly (1885 - 1918)
 
Note: Entered the service from Delaware.
 
Burial:
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Nettuno
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy
Plot: Plot B Row 12 Grave 18
 
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56309490
1Lt Orlando David Greenly
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1Lt Orlando David Greenly
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Sep. 7, 2010
One of Delaware's Heros!
- Russ Pickett
 Added: Sep. 7, 2010

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Sep. 7, 2010
 
 
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