Antolak, SGT. Sylvester b. September 10, 1916 d. May 24, 1944 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Sergeant in Company B, 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy, on May 24, 1944. His citation reads "He charged 200 yards over flat, coverless terrain to destroy an enemy machinegun nest during the second day of the offensive which broke through the German cordon of steel around the Anzio beachhead. Fully 30...[Read More] Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Plot C, Row 12, Grave 13
Goretti, Saint Maria b. October 16, 1890 d. July 6, 1902 Roman Catholic Saint, Virgin Martyr, Patroness of Purity. One of the youngest canonized saints, she is remembered for unconditionally forgiving the man who attacked and mortally wounded her when she refused his sexual advances. Born in Corinaldo, Province of Ancona, Region of Marche, in present-day Italy, her parents were poor farmers. In 1896, she moved with her family to Colle Gianturco and three years later to Le Ferriere, in the Region of Lazio, on the western side of Italy where they...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Basilica S. Maria delle Grazie e S. Maria Goretti, Nettuno, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Crypt Of The Basilica.