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 Michael Valente

Michael Valente

Birth
Cassino, Provincia di Frosinone, Lazio, Italy
Death 10 Jan 1976 (aged 80)
Long Beach, Nassau County, New York, USA
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot SECTION DSS SITE 60A
Memorial ID 9222 · View Source
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World War I Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 18, and three year later he joined the New York National Guard in Odgensburg, New York. His guard unit was activated, absorbed into the 27th Division and sent overseas. On September 29, 1918, during an assault of the Hindenburg line near Ronssoy, France, his unit was pinned down under heavy machine gun fire. With another soldier, he rushed the enemy line and successfully silenced two separate machine gun nests. Then, without hesitation, the two soldiers "jumped into the enemy's trench, killed two and captured sixteen (enemy) soldiers". For "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty", Valente was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in September 1929.

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  • Added: 4 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9222
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Valente (5 Feb 1895–10 Jan 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9222, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .