Seaman First Class William Joseph La Calamito.
USS Ticonderoga (Cv-14) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.
William was born in New York.
Father, Joseph La Calamito.
Mother, Katherine La Calamito.
Parents are born in Italy.
Sister, Mary La Calamito.
Brothers, Dominik, Frank, Leo, Jerry, Johnny and Vincent La Calamito.
William entered the service from New York with service number # 9069191.
William J. La Calamito was a Seaman 1st Class in the United States Navy.
William was KIA when a Kamikaze attacked the USS Ticonderoga near Formosa, (present Taiwan) , on Jan. 21, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
William is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the Missing
Thanks to bigt.net http://bigt.net/
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/