Wednesday, November 23, 2016

PFC Edward M. Lanza

PFC Edward M. Lanza was born 14 Aug 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Frank and Florence (Caruso) Lanza. His father was a native of Italy and started Victor Billiards Company, Incorporated, which would make what was considered a premier table after the WW2.

Edward was drafted in April 1943. After basic training, Edward was sent to Europe and transferred from the replacement depot to K Company 116th Infantry on 3 Sep 1944. PFC Lanza fought with the unit until 23 Nov 1944 when he was killed in action. However, his body was not recoverable.  PFC Lanza is recorded on the tablets of the missing at the Netherlands American Cemetery.

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