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Acocella Jr. , Charles

Rank; First Lieutenant Charles Acocella Jr.

Unit/placed; 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

 

Charles was born  in 1917 in New York.

 

Father, Charles Acocella.

 

Charles entered  the service from Hartford, Connecticut with service number # 31047576.

 

Charles Acocella Jr. died of his wounds inflicted during the fights over Kananga, the Battle for Leyte, on Dec 26, 1944, and he is honored with the Purple Heart.

 

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

Wall of the missing.

Thanks to https://www.1cda.org/history.html ABMC, https://abmc.gov  http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com  https://www.familysearch.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org,   Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ P.O.W. Info: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  and Jean Louis Vijgen.

 

 

12th Cavalry Regiment
1st Cavalry Division
His rank First Lieutenant