Sanguedolce, Silvio, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0341-Mortar Man
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1941-1942, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
Service Years
1941 - 1942

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Cleveland

Casualty Date
Oct 23, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Japan
Conflict
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)/Operation Dragon Palace I
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
1st Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (3/1)I MEF/1st Marine DivisionUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1941-1942, 1st Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1)
  1941-1942, I MEF/1st Marine Division
  1941-1942, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1941-1942, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
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*SANGUEDOLCE, SILVIO

Citation:

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Silvio Sanguedolce (275762), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous devotion to duty while serving as Forward Observer for a Mortar Platoon with the Third Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces in the Matanikau River Area, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on the night of 23 October 1942. When heavy enemy fire disrupted communications and caused serious casualties among members of the half track crew, Sergeant Sanguedolce risked his life to help in reestablishing lines and by his skillful and determined efforts enabled his Mortar Platoon to resume operations. Returning to his post, he fearlessly exposed himself to hostile fire and continued his dangerous task of observing the fire of his platoon until he was killed by the enemy. He gallantly gave up his life in the service of his country.

Board Serial: 750 (May 3, 1943)
Born: at Cleveland, Ohio

   
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