Gennantonio, Dominic J, PFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
605-Heavy Machine Gunner
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 605, 531st Field Artillery Battalion/B Battery
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Thomas
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Feb 10, 2001
 
Location of Interment
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Honorably Discharged WW II


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Last Known Activity
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DOMINIC J. GENNANTONIO WAS EMPLOYEED AS A TRACKMAN (RAILROAD?) BEFORE ENTERING THE SERVICE ON 11 MAY 1942. HE SERVED AS A HEAVY MACHINE GUNNER WITH BATTERY "B" 531ST FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION IN THE PACIFIC FROM 30 JULY 1942 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 1945. AFTER RETURNING TO THE STATES PFC GENNANTONIO WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED ON 6 OCTOBER 1945 AT CAMP ATTERBURY INDIANA.
   
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Dominic J. Gennantonio, 83, died Feb 10, 2001 at home in Las Vegas, NV, where he had been vacationing with his daughter for two and a half years.

 

He was born May 3, 1917, The son of the late Donato and Nancy Monda Gennantonio, in coketon, Wv.  He was preceded in death by wife Louise V DePollo Gennantonio.


 

He is survived by his two Daughters and son in laws.  Mrs. Nancy & William LeCain, of Beavercreek, OH and Mrs. Natalie and Jerry Johnson of Las Vegas, NV; three brothers and sister in laws, Richard "Riggie" and stella Gennantonio of Seminole, FL., John and Adelle Gennantonio of Loveland, OH and Donato "Danny" and Cindy Gennantonio of new Bern, NC.; two sisters Mrs Louise & Robert Harmen, Woodville, OH and Mrs Mary Buckley of Thomas and one sister in law Mrs. Elizabeth "Sob" Gennantonio in Thomas, WV.  Three grandaughters Nanette and Michelle LeCaine of Beavercreek, OH and Brigette Johnson of Las Vegas, NV.


 

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Paul Gennantonio, one sister, Mrs. Carmella & Dominic Gatto and a grandson Brandon Johnson.


 

A member of the Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish in Thomas, an army veteran of World War II, a trackman for fourty years for the Western Maryland Chessie System Railroad.  Since his retirement, He was a clerk at the Mt. Top Market until 1998.  He was a past memeber of the American Legion, The Knights of Columbus and the Thomas Fire Department.


Visitations were at Palm Mortuary with rosary and Mass of Ressurrection at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NV.  His final rest will be at Mt Calvery Cemetary in Thomas, WV.

   

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 Unit Assignments
U.S. Army
  1942-1945, 605, 531st Field Artillery Battalion/B Battery
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1942-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Ryukyus Campaign (1945)
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