1Lt Orlando David Greenly

1Lt Orlando David Greenly

Death 16 Sep 1943
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot Plot B Row 12 Grave 18
Memorial ID 56309490 · View Source
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Son of David Elmer Greenly and Rose Winifred Jaycox Greenly.

Husband of Elizabeth "Betty" Flanagan Greenly who he married on January 17 1943.

Orlando, who resided in Lincoln, Delaware, served as a 1st Lieutenant, 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on January 29 1935 and served in Panama for 5 years. He was then assigned to Pearl Harbor, September 1940 and survived the attack on December 7th. Shortly after the bombing, Orlando wrote home stating "he'd been blown out of his cot" at the beginning of the raid and had then reported to his commanding officer at Schofield Barracks and did duty throughout the day.

In 1942 he went to OCS at Fort Benning, Georgia where he was promoted to 2nd Lt. He applied for overseas duty and joined the Rangers.

He was a member of the famous "Darby's Rangers" led by Wiliam Orlando Darby.

Orlando later "Died Of Wounds" received in action 7 days after the fall of Salerno, Italy.

He had served in the Army for eight years and eight months at the time of his death and was decorated with a "Silver Star" and Purple Heart.

Service # O-1289069

His brothers were S/SGT Leslie Greenly of the State Guard, Paris Greenly, Merchant Marines, Mitchell Greenly, Post exchange, New York, John Greenly, U.S. Navy Engineering, and Norman Greenly.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Delaware.



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