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CPL Anthony Peter Damato

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CPL Anthony Peter Damato

  • Birth 28 Mar 1922 Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 19 Feb 1944 Marshall Islands
  • Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Plot Sevtion A, Grave 334
  • Memorial ID 7765507

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

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Pennsylvania.

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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 15 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7765507
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Anthony Peter Damato (28 Mar 1922–19 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7765507, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .