August 20, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – June 18, 1944; 25 years old
Married to the former Rose Marie Califano on November 11, 1942
One son Gerald (1943-).
Last local address: 17 Kossuth Street, South Norwalk
Enlisted on September 8, 1941
Service number: 31052106
Unit: 4th Infantry Division, 22nd Infantry

Born to Onofrio Compitelli (Campetella) (1881-1939) and Lucy Granato Campetella (1883-1979). One sister Jennie Mary Campetella Bertini/Bertine (1914-1994), and one brother Anthony (1911-1995).

Awarded the Purple Heart Medal

From The Norwalk Hour July 28, 1944

Took Part In Invasion Of Normandy; Was With Infantry Three Years

Private Gerald A. Campetella, 25, of 17 Kossuth Street serving with the United States Infantry in France, was killed in action during the invasion of Normandy, according to a War Department telegram received this morning by his wife, Mrs. Rose Campetella. Private Campetella was inducted into the armed service three years ago and received his training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Camp Gordon, Georgia, Fort Dix, New Jersey, and in England. Surviving are his widow, Rose Campetella and an infant son of Kossuth Street, his mother Mrs. Lucy Campetella, of 11 ½ Woodward Avenue; a sister, Jennie Bertino of 29 Dover Street, and a brother Anthony Campetella recently given a medical discharge from the U.S. Army.

Private Campetella is buried in Normandy American Cemetery, Rte du Cimetiere Americain, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France; Plot B, Row 20, Grave 46.


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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