Sgt Vincent “Jimmy” Lancellotti

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Sgt Vincent “Jimmy” Lancellotti

  • Birth 30 Nov 1916 Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 3 Jan 1945 Houffalize, Arrondissement de Bastogne, Luxembourg, Belgium
  • Burial Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Blk-R Sec-J Gr-31 1D
  • Memorial ID 91190113

Vincent Lancellotti was born in Jersey City in 1916. He grew up and lived at 77 Broadway in Jersey City, NJ. He worked as a printer, was an excellent baseball player, and was a parishoner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church. He attended William L. Dickinson HS in Jersey City for 2 years. His mother Olympia was a homemaker; his dad a printer.

Vincent- Jimmy as he was known- enlisted in the US Army on 26 Nov 1940. During WWII Vincent served as a tank commander of an M4 Sherman with Co. G, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division. On January 3, 1945 near Houffalize, Belgiam S/Sgt. Vincent Lancellotti, selective service #32055079, was killed in action during the height of the Battle of the Bulge. His column came under artillery fire which halted their advance. He ordered his men out of the tank and to take cover when he was killed by the concussion from the blast of an artillery round. His crewmen attempted to take him to an aid station, but he died en route. He was originally interred in an American military cemetery in Europe. At his parents' request he was brought home and was reburied in Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City on 6 NOV 1947. He was engaged to be married when he came home. Instead he rests in peace beside his mother and father, sister and brother.

His WWII decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (w/5 battle stars and bronze arrowhead devise for the landing at Sicily), the American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, the WWII Victory Medal, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.

Also buried in this plot are: Helen (d.12/1933),Olympia (d. 3/1957),Thomas (Carmine) (d.5/1983), Guiseppe (d. 1964), and Martha (d. 8/2014).

Bio is a work in progress...This is my cousin. I would really like to connect with any and all of my Lancellotti relatives.


Family Members

Gravesite Details My 1st cousin 2x removed

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  • Created by: Ron Meyers
  • Added: 2 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91190113
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Vincent “Jimmy” Lancellotti (30 Nov 1916–3 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91190113, citing Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Ron Meyers (contributor 47834008) .