March 15, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – November 29, 1944; 22 years old
Married to Helen Fiore Matteis, April 15, 1944 in Norwalk
Last local address: 12 Knapp Street, South Norwalk
Enlisted October 3, 1942
Service number: 31193133
Unit: 95th Infantry Division, 378th Infantry Regiment, Company I
Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
From The Norwalk Hour September 6, 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Matteis, 12 Knapp Street, have been notified by the War Department that their son Anthony Matteis, 22, was killed in action. He was previously reported missing on November 29, 1944. PFC Matteis, whose wife resides in Spring Hill, joined the armed forces October 17, 1942, and later transferred from Fort Devens to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he received his basic training. He served with the 95th Infantry in France and Germany. PFC Matteis was the husband of Miss Helen Fiore; they were married April 15, 1944. Two brothers are in the armed forces, James, who is stationed in North Carolina, and Sal, who is in the South Pacific. Another brother, John, who was honorably discharged in June, saw action in France and Germany.
Listed in 95th Infantry Division history as having died on November 29, 1944 between Metz, France and Beres. Interment record lists “Falck, France,” as the place of death.
Private Matteis is buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Norwalk in 1949; Section A1, Grave 721. Photo by webmaster.