RAIDERS Carpellotti, Louis Joseph

Craig Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Carpellotti
  • FORENAME
Louis Joseph
  • UNIT
1st Raider Battalion (Company C)
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
294497
  • DATE OF DEATH
7th July 1942
  • AGE
24
  • GRAVESITE
Old Forge Cemetery, Old Forge, Pennsylvania, USA
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 13.02.1918, Old Forge, Pennsylvania, USA
22.09.1940 enlisted
Next of kin - Mother, Mrs. Sophie Carpellotti, 517 Moosic Road, Old Forge, Pennsylvania
KIA Solomon Islands
posthumous Silver Star
 

DATE OF DEATH:

07-Jul-1942

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/carpellotti-louis-joseph.58284/

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Louis J. Carpellotti (MCSN: 294497), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, First Marine Raider Battalion during the attack against enemy Japanese forces on Tulagi, Solomon Islands, on 7 August 1942. In the face of heavy enemy fire, Private First Class Carpellotti led a detachment of his squad to a point where they could deliver a flanking fire on the Japanese, thereby enabling the remainder of his squad to assault and seize the hostile position. His great personal valor was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the defense of his country.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/35635

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/133351988/louis-joseph-carpellotti
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