Saturday, August 27, 2016

PVT Frank John Stallone

courtesy of Stephanie Pepin
PVT Frank John Stallone was born 25 Oct 1913 in Mishawaka, Indiana. He was the 5th child of 12 and oldest surviving son of Angelo and Josephine (Diambrosio) Stallone. His mother had a daughter from her first marriage who did not live with the family and she had a fraternal twins who had died minutes after birth just 3 years before Frank was born. Angelo worked in a spinning mill to support his family who were living at 1031 Chestnut in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Then the family moved to Roselle Park, New Jersey where they lived at 422A Lurel Avenue and Angelo worked at the Karagheusian Rug Mill. Frank was still working at the rug mill in 1940 but the family had moved to 320 Seaton Avenue. Later that year Frank married Anna M Taddeo and the couple would have 2 sons.

Frank was drafted in November 1943. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater in June or July 1944. PVT Stallone was transferred from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry on 7 Aug 1944 while the unit was near Vire, France. PVT Stallone was wounded by artillery fire on 27 Aug 1944 while participating in the attack on German forces defending Brest. Evacuated to hospital he died of his wounds there that same day.

PVT Stallone is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.

2 brothers also served during WW2. Charles Richard Stallone, served as an EM3c aboard the USS Harry Lee (APA 10) in the Pacific, Americo Richard Stallone, also served as an EM3c but aboard at least 2 destroyer escorts, USS Herzog (DE-178) and USS Sims (DE-154) in the Atlantic.

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