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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:41 pm 
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SNJ 12/8B M/H Domenic Brigandi (US. Army)

Rally: Peter's Diner 1741 S Black Horse Pike, Williamstown
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OUR HERO IS 100 YEARS OLD


Domenic Brigandi
12/9/1919

Born in Philadelphia to ___ &________Brigandi.
Parents were both immigrants from Sicily.
One of 10 children.
Entered the U.S. Army 9th of February 1942 and was discharged in November 24, 1944.
45th Infantry Division-179th Infantry anti-tank company
Sicilian campaign; Italian campaign
Wounded in Italy Sept 11, 1943
Purple Heart; Good Conduct Medal
Africa thru June 22, 1943
Entitled to European-Amer Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon
Domenic went to Africa, then traveled through Sicily. His regimen was attempting to surprise the Germans by landing in Salerno. This is where Domenic would get wounded in an all day battle with German soldiers. The Bridge across the Sele River ( Highway 18) is where German patrols pushed against the US Regiment. Domenic was shooting at the German tanks while positioned on the Bridge that crossed the river Sele.
Domenic translated for General Patton when they were in Italy and General Patton wanted to speak with an Italian soldier.
Domenic came home from WWII and drove a taxi cab for years.
He married Louise Franchetti, a widow with 3 sons. They lived in South Philadelphia, and later moved to Washington Twp . Domenic and Louise retired on Miracle Drive in Williamstown. They spent many happy years there. His lovely wife Louise passed away August 2013. Domenic lived independently until he was 96. He now resides at Juniper Village in Williamstown

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