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James Robert "Monte" Montenegro
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1917
Bronx County
New York, USA
Death: Aug., 1995
Westchester County
New York, USA

Biography: James Robert Montenegro was born on October 25, 1917 in the Bronx, New York. He was the son of Italian immigrants Generaso and Maria Montenegro and attended the New York Industrial High School, graduating in 1934. Monte, as he was know, found work as the Produce Manager for Gristedes Brothers in New York City and married the former Millie Palumbo in 1940. She was also a native of New York City, but had been born in Manhattan. The couple made their residence in the Bronx and welcomed their first child Jimmy, born in 1943.

Service Time: Monte entered the service on August 19, 1942 and was assigned to the 802nd Tank Destroyer Battalion. He continued with the unit, receiving credit for all five of the unit's campaigns, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe. On December 18, 1944, Monte was wounded when he was shot in the stomach and another bullet grazed his head. At some point, he transferred into Company C of the 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion and finished out his term of service with that unit. He would leave the service from Fort Dix, NJ on November 29, 1945 at the rank of Sergeant. Monte received the Purple Heart, EAME Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal and Army of Occupation Medal. One of the mementos he brought home from the war was a Spanish 9mm pistol, produced by Spain to support the Nazi war effort.

When he returned to the states, he went back to Gristedis Supermarkets and worked as their Produce Manager. He and his wife would welcome a second son, Richard born in 1947. In his spare time, Monte enjoyed gardening and sports, including fishing. His favorite sports teams were the Mets and the Jets.

Monte passed away in August of 1995 and was laid to rest in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. 
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  Millie Mildred Palumbo Montenegro (1919 - 1996)*
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Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum
Westchester County
New York, USA
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Record added: Mar 24, 2012
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James Robert Monte Montenegro
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