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Corp Pierluigi Berticelli
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Corp Pierluigi Berticelli

Birth
Italy
Death
8 May 1945 (aged 23)
Deaf Smith County, Texas, USA
Cenotaph
El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot
Along the East Wall - 7B
Memorial ID
5427985 View Source

Excerpt from “Burials in the Fort Reno Cemetery 1874-1948”, by Carolyn Barker, privately printed in 1996.
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Berticelli Pierluigi # 7B
He died at the Hereford, Texas POW Camp on May 8. 1945. He was a Captain.
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He died on March 8, 1945, at the Hereford POW Camp in Texas of massive hemorrhage caused by stab wound to heart inflicted by a fellow prisoner who was being treated for paranoia.

He was killed while passing out candy bars. He ran out of bars and when he turned to get more, the other Italian, thinking he wasn't going to get one, stabbed him in the heart.

He was exhumed and returned to Barlassina, Italy, on December 10, 1996. His tombstone reads: May 8, 1945. He was an Italian Corporal.

Excerpt from “The German and Italian Prisoners of War of the Fort Reno Post Cemetery”, compiled and written by Frank J. Megow, Sr., 2004.

Excerpt from “Burials in the Fort Reno Cemetery 1874-1948”, by Carolyn Barker, privately printed in 1996.
All Rights Reserved (Shared by permission of the author)
Berticelli Pierluigi # 7B
He died at the Hereford, Texas POW Camp on May 8. 1945. He was a Captain.
_____________________________________
He died on March 8, 1945, at the Hereford POW Camp in Texas of massive hemorrhage caused by stab wound to heart inflicted by a fellow prisoner who was being treated for paranoia.

He was killed while passing out candy bars. He ran out of bars and when he turned to get more, the other Italian, thinking he wasn't going to get one, stabbed him in the heart.

He was exhumed and returned to Barlassina, Italy, on December 10, 1996. His tombstone reads: May 8, 1945. He was an Italian Corporal.

Excerpt from “The German and Italian Prisoners of War of the Fort Reno Post Cemetery”, compiled and written by Frank J. Megow, Sr., 2004.


Inscription

"Capl. - Italian"

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