Delise

 

Cpl. Robert Mariano Delise


Born: 11 October 1920 - Berwyn,  Illinois

Military Records: Mariano Robert Delise

    - military required name on birth certificate be used  on military records

Parents: Salvatore Delise & Providenza Calcagano-Delise

    - parents passed away when Robert was young

    - raised by his sister - Margaret Vrchota

Home:

    - 906 Ferdinand Avenue - Forest Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Field Stevenson School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1939 

            - left before class graduated

Enlisted:

    - 20 January 1942

        - U. S. Marine Corps Reserve

Serial Number: 353250

Training: 

    - Camp Pendleton - California

        - Company A, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force

Unit: 

    - 28th Marine Regiment,  5th Marine Division

        - activated: 21 January 1944

Engagements:

    - Battle of Guam

        - held in reserve

    - Battle of Iwo Jima - Kazan Retto Islands

        - 19 February 1945

Killed in Action:

    - 19 February 1945 - during landings on island

Buried:

    - Iow Jima 5th Marine Division Cemetery - Kazan Retto Islands

Reburied:

    - 11 February 1949

    - National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific- Honolulu, Hawaii

        - Plot:  C  Row: 1  Gave:  346

Medals: Purple Heart


 

 

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