PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ADOLPH JOHN CARATONE; U.S. ARMY

June 7, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – May 31, 1943; 21 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 7 Wall Street, Norwalk
Enlisted on August 5, 1942
Serial Number: 31167218

Died in car accident at 1:55 a.m. on Daleville-Pocono Highway, Spring Brook Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Fog is said to be a contributing factor.

From The Norwalk Hour June 1, 1943

Adolph Caratone, 22, Stationed At Army Camp in Tobyhanna, Pa, Where Accident Occurs; Parents at 7 Wall Street Notified; No details

Private Adolph J. Caratone, 22, stationed with the U.S. Army at Tobyhanna, Pa, was killed yesterday in an automobile accident near the camp it was report from Army Headquarters last evening. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Caratone at 7 Wall Street were informed last evening by telegram of the death of their son. Private Caratone was with a truck unit of the U.S. Army, and had been the service for the past six months. Prior to being stationed at Tobyhanna, he was at Baltimore Motor Bas in Maryland, where he completed an extensive course in motor mechanics. Private Caratone attended local schools and was employed in the Cross Street garage prior to induction into the armed services. No particulars of the accident were learned by the family, but it was understood that several other soldiers were killed in the accident. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Anthony, and a sister, Claudia Nellie Caratone, and two half-sisters, Theresa and Rose Federici, and four half brothers, William, Anthony, Charles, and Rocco Federici. The remains are being sent to Norwalk and funeral arrangements are under the direction of Magner Funeral Home, Mott Avenue.

Private Caratone is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Federici plot, Norwalk CT; Section BN, Plot 29.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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