Thursday, April 6, 2017

PVT Attilio Joseph Simone

PVT Attilio Joseph Simone was born 4 Aug 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the 3rd of 6 children, 5 boys and 1 girl, born to Joseph and Jenetta (Bonelli) Simone. While living in Philadelphia, his father worked in a steel mill. The family moved to 147 Shreve Street in Mount Holly, New Jersey and his father worked as a laborer for the Pennsylvania Rail Road. Attilio married Caroline D. Bardolf in and the couple had a son in 1939. The family lived at 969 Florence Avenue in Camden, New Jersey and Attilio worked as a helper in a forge earning a reported 1939 income of $1200.

Although he had registered for the draft in 1940 he was not drafted until May 1944. After completing his basic military training he was sent to the European theater and, on 1 Mar 1945, PVT Simone was transferred from the replacement depot to K Company 116th Infantry to serve as a rifleman. He was killed in action near Dortmund, Germany on 6 Apr 1945.

PVT Simone rests forever in the Netherlands American Cemetery.

Attilio is survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

No comments:

Post a Comment