|Birth: ||Nov. 16, 1924|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1944|
Alphonse grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He was drafted into the Army during WWII. He served in Company B, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division. He was stationed in Belgium at the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge and was killed on the first day of the battle.
He died a hero letting his fellow soldiers know where the enemy was attacking from so they could position their weapons correctly. His commanding officer discribed him as an "amiable kid with a ready grin, dark eyes and coal black hair". At the time of his death the Germans were advancing and his body was left behind. He was reported as MIA (missing in action). When the war was over the Army tried to recover his remains but were unsuccessful. They listed him as MIA presumed dead. His name was added to the Memorial Wall at Ardennes American Cemetery (ABMC) in Neuville-en-Condroz, Liege, Belgium.
On 27 September 1988, two young men looking for war relicks came upon his remains. They notified authorities who sent his remains to Hawaii for proper identification. The Army determined through dental records and items found with his body that the remains were truely that of Alphonse Martin Sito. They contacted his brother Stanley who decided he wanted his remains returned to the family on not intered in Europe.
On Monday, 18 December 1989, 45 years and 2 days after his death, he was intured at St Stanislaus Cemetery in Baltimore, MD with his parents. May he now rest in peace!
Note: To learn more about Alphonse, read his story in "The Dead of Winter" by Bill Warnock
Saint Stanislaus Cemetery
Created by: Concetta
Record added: Jan 13, 2009
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