PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ANTHONY BERNARD GREGORY; U.S. ARMY

September 12, 1917 (New York, NY) – April 8, 1945; 27 years old
Married to Mary J. Gregory, a Private First Class in the Women’s Army Corps
Last local address: 377 Main Street and 130 East Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted on January 6, 1944
Service number: 31409427
Unit: 8th Infantry Division, 121st Infantry Regiment

Born to Charles Gregorio (1886-1933) and Carmela E. Rizzo Gregorio (1897-1995). One brother, Thomas Gregorio (1919-1991). One sister, Helen Gregorio Livolsi (1922-2015).


Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal.


Killed in action at Hilchenbach, Germany.



From The Norwalk Hour June 18, 1945

The death in action in Germany on April 8 of PFC Gregory, formerly of 130 East Avenue, has been reported by the War Department, according to word received here from his wife, Private Mary R. Gregory of the Women Army Corps (WAC), stationed at Hendricks Field, Sebring, Florida. PFC Gregory entered the service in January 1944 and was sent overseas last July with the 121st Division. He was wounded last September in Belgium, and following his recovery, he joined the 3rd Army. He was the holder of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Before entering the service, he was employed at the Norwalk Tire and Rubber Company. Besides his wife, he leaves his mother, Mrs. Camille Gregory of Far Rockaway, New York, a brother Corporal Thomas Gregory, formerly of Norwalk and now serving overseas, and a sister, Miss Helen Gregory, also of Far Rockaway.


Buried in St. John Cemetery, 80-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, New York; Section 35, Row X, Grave 4. Photo pending.


END

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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