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T/5 Angelo J Mineconzo

60th Engineers Combat Battalion, Company A

T/5 Angelo J Mineconzo

Angelo John Mineconzo, son of Cataldo and Maddalena (Tarnaldi) Mineconzo, was born February 27, 1923 at Glen Alum, West Virginia. His family moved to Schenectady, New York shortly after his birth. He registered for the draft in June 1942, was inducted into the Army February 6, 1943 in Albany, New York, and served as a Tech 5 in Company A, 60th Engineers Combat Battalion. T/5 Angelo J Mineconzo was killed in action by fragments from a shell blast September 16,1944 in the vicinity of Nancy, France. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for heroic service during the battle in which he died. He is buried at Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Schenectady, New York.

Bronze Star Medal Citation

Technician Fifth Grade Angelo J Mineconzo, 32747186, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, for heroic service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States in the vicinity of * * * , France, 15 September 1944. When the enemy vigorously opposed the crossing of the Meurthe River near * * * on 15 September, covering possible fording sites with heavy concentrations of mortar and small arms fire, Technician Mineconzo, a member of a squad of engineers reconnoitering for fording sites, disregarding the heavy enemy fire and determined that the mission be accomplished, proceeded with his task, but while so engaged, was killed by enemy fire. Technician Mineconzo's devotion to duty, disregard for personal safety and zeal for the accomplishment of the mission, materially contributed to the reconnaissance which made possible an assault crossing of the river, and reflect credit upon his character as a soldier and upon the military service. Entered military service from New York.

General Orders No. 39, Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, 2 October 1944

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