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CPL Anthony Peter Damato
Birth: Mar. 28, 1922
Shenandoah
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1944, Marshall Islands

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served with an assault company of the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Marines, 5th Amphibious Corps, on Engebi Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands. On the night of February 19, 1944, while in a foxhole with two companions, he threw himself upon an enemy grenade and was instantly killed. On April 9, 1945, his mother, Mrs. Frances Damato received the posthumous award and accredited it to the state of Pennsylvania in his honor.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Note: Entered the service from Pennsylvania.
 
Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Sevtion A, Grave 334
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 15, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7765507
CPL Anthony Peter Damato
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CPL Anthony Peter Damato
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CPL Anthony Peter Damato
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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- sjm
 Added: Feb. 19, 2017
KIA 21 years old.
- Lazer
 Added: Feb. 19, 2017
A salute and a thank you from a Canadian for your sacrifice.
- Rob Trow
 Added: Feb. 19, 2017
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