Anthony V. Mastroianni

 
He was killed when a mine exploded while he was giving first aid to other mine victems on a French beach.
 
The Courier-News 
(Bridgewater, New Jersey)
06 Oct 1948, Wed  • Main Edition  • Page 36
 
The Courier-News 
(Bridgewater, New Jersey)
21 Sep 1944, Thu  • Main Edition  • Page 1
 
The Courier-News 
(Bridgewater, New Jersey)
07 Oct 1948, Thu  • Main Edition  • Page 30
 
Armored Attacker 1945 03 31 nr 02
 
The citation reads: "For performance of an act of heroism involving voluntary risk of life under conditions other than those of conflict with an enemy. "Soldiers bathing in a mined beach area were wounded by and exploding "S" mine and a second explosion killed or wounded serveral aid men and volunteers who attempted assistance. Upon arrival at the beach, these four men, with disregard for their own safety and in full knowledge of the personal danger involved, entered the thickly mined area with additional first aid equipment and assisted until all wounded and dead were evacuated. Pvt. Mastroianni assisted until another mine exploded killing him."
 
 
S/Sgt Charles R. McClutscheon awarded the Soldiers Medal.
The Raleigh Register 
(Beckley, West Virginia)
17 Sep 1944, Sun  • Page 2
 
 

Anthony V. Mastroianni

Private, U.S. Army

Service # 

128th Armored Ordnance Maintenance Battalion, 6th Armored Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey

Died: 28 August, 1944

Buried:Saint Mary's Church Cemetery  

Plainfield Union County, New Jersey, USA

Awards: Purple Heart