Ruffollo_F

 

Tec 5 Franklin Edward Ruffolo


Born: 23 September 1919 - Kenosha, Wisconsin

Parents: Matteo & Josephine Ruffolo

Nickname: Frank

Home:

    - 170 South Sixth Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Washington & Garfield Schools

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1939

    - Lewis Institute, Lockport, Illinois

Occupation: 

    - printer - Meyercord Company - printed decals

Inducted:

    - U.S. Army

        - 21 June 1941

Serial Number: 36039073

Training: 

    - Fort Knox, Kentucky

    - Camp Polk, Louisiana

Unit: 32nd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division

Engagements:

    - Normandy Invasion - France

    - Battle of the Bulge - Belgium

        - captured three German soldiers alone

Killed in Action:

    - 8 January 1945 - Battle of the Bulge

Buried:

     - Henri-Chappelle American Cemetery - Henri-Chappelle, Belgium

        - Plot: D   Row 14   Grave:  26

Medals:

    - Purple Heart


 

 

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