Gatto, Albert Pete, Sr., PFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
931-Truck Driver, Heavy
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Service Years
1944 - 1946

Private First Class



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Home Town
Coketon
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Apr 26, 1959
 
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Honorably Discharged WW II


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PFC ALBERT PETE GATTO SR. SERVED IN ITALY WITH COMPANY A, 345TH ENGINEER GENERAL SERVICE REGIMENT FROM 9 APRIL 1945 TO 14 SEPTEMBER 1946. DURING OCCUPATION DUTY PFC GATTO ATTENDED MINE WARFARE & DEMOLITIONS SCHHOL AND BRIDGEBUILDING & ROAD CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL IN ROME. ON 9 NOVEMBER 1946 GATTO WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED AT FORT MEADE, MARYLAND.

Albert Pete Gatto Sr. Son of Gregario and May Marie (Lombard) Gatto, husband of Ruby Johnson, father of Albert Pete Gatto, Jr. Worked as a mechanic, served in the US Army during World War 2, belonged to the VFW and the Loyal Order of Moose, and was a member of St. Thomas Church. Died when struck by a race car while a track flagman at the Potomac Valley Speedway in Fort Ashby, WV. 

AUTO RACE FLAG OFFICAL KILLED, Ft. Ashby, WV
Albert P. Gatto Sr. of Cumberland, MD died yesterday after being hurled 90 feet by a skidding stock car at Potomac Valley Speedway.
Gatto, 42 year old flag offical, was standing near the inside edge of the track in front of the grandstand when he was struck by a car driven by Kenneth Jeffries of Loanconing, MD.
Officials said Jeffries' car skidding after coming out of a turn on the second lap of the 10 lap race and the driver was attempting to right the vehicle when Gatto was hit.
   
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