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Alberico, Joseph M.

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Joseph M. Alberico.

Unit/placed in, USS DeHaven (DD-469) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Joseph was born  on Aug. 5, 1917 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

Father, Christino Alberico.

Born in Italy.

Mother, Mary (Malone) Alberico.

Born in Ireland.

Sisters, Mary E. and Joanna Alberico.

 

Joseph entered  the Service from Massachusetts with service number # 6074150.

 

 

Joseph was KIA during the Battle off Guadacanal when the Ship was Sunk by Japanese Aircraft, on Feb. 1, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Joseph is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/  Rolland Swank and Terry Hirsch.

 

USS De Haven (DD-469) Destroyer
His rank Seaman Second Class