Cannici

 

Pvt. Salvatore Peter Cannici


Born: 23 March 1926 - Cook County, Illinois

Parents: Sam & Marietta Cannici

Home:

    - 1213 North Eighteenth Avenue - Melrose Park, Illinois

Siblings: 1 brother

Education:

    - Field-Stevenson Grade School

    - Proviso Township High School 

        - Class of 1944

Occupation: American Can Company - Maywood

Inducted:

    - 2 August 1944

        - U. S. Army

Serial Number: 36908034

Training: 

    - Camp Robinson, Arkansas

Unit: 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division - "Railsplitters" 

    Note: Division primarily made up of National Guardsmen from Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - 

              "The Lincoln States"

    - 20 September 1944 - transport to England

Oversea Duty: 

    - England - 1 October 1944

    - landed in France at Omaha Beach - 1 November 1944 to 4 November 1944

Engagements:

    - Gulpen, Holland - 5 November 1944

    - Ardennes-Alsace, France

    - Marzerath, Germany

Killed in Action:

    - 28 February 1945 - shrapnel from artillery shell

Buried: 

    - 21 November 1948 - Mount Carmel Cemetery - Hillside, Illinois

Medals: Purple Heart


 

 

 

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