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May252013

ANTHONY DAMATO – WWII MEDAL OF HONOR

Born on March 28, 1922, in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, Anthony Peter Damato was a United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his valor and sacrifice of life during World War II. On the night of February 19–20, 1944, on Engebi Island (Marshall Islands), 21 years old Corporal Damato sacrificed his life to save the lives of his fellow Marines. He grew up in Shenandoah and prior to enlistment he was last employed as a truck driver. On January 8, 1942, Damato enlisted and was sent to Derry, Northern Ireland (more)

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