Friday, July 15, 2016

SGT Louis Alfred Mazzanti

SGT Louis Alfred Mazzanti was born on 2 Jan 1924 in Bristol, Pennsylvania. He was the 4th of 6 children born to Guido di Luigi and Elvira (Cagnetti) Mazzanti. Both parents were natives of Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy. His father owned and operated a grocery store in Bristol.

Louis registered for the draft in 1942. When he was drafted in March 1943 he'd been working as a meat cutter in his father's store. After training in South Carolina, Tennessee and Indiana, PVT Mazzanti must have demonstrated competence because he was a SGT when sent to the European theater in May 1944. On 19 Jun 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to K Company 116th Infantry.  SGT Mazzanti was killed in action on 15 Jul 1944.

SGT Mazzanti rests forever in the Brittany American Cemetery

His oldest brother, Guerino, served in the Army in the Pacific theater 1942-1945.

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