PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK DAVID FALASCA; U.S. ARMY

June 21, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – May 10, 2007 (Okaloosa County, FL); 87 years old
Married to Grace Elizabeth Lucskay (1920-1985) on March 17, 1943 in Norwalk, CT
Two children, Richard (1946-2016), and Bonnie Lou Falasca Gavaghan (1952-).
Local address: 8 Naramake Avenue, South Norwalk and 36 Chatham Drive.
Enlisted on October 3, 1942
Service number 31193073
Unit: 95th Infantry Division, 379th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Medical Detachment

Born to Dominick Falasca (1874-?) and Clotilda “Claudia” Cirelli Falasca (1877-1941), both born in Italy. Frank was the youngest of 11 children. Brothers are Anthony (1897-1977), Enrico (1909-?) and Weda (1911-1998). Sisters are Jessie Falasca Delcolle (1899-1990), Frieda (1904-?), Antonette Falasca McSherry (1905-), Helen (1907-1979), Evelyn Falasca Capasse (1913-1993), and Mildred Falasca Riccio (1915-2009).


Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal.


From The Norwalk Hour June 1, 1945

PFC FRANK FALASCA GETS BRONZE STAR

PFC Frank D. Falasca, 3rd Army Medical Detachment, has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement in connection with military operation on December 29, 1944 in the vicinity of Saarlautern-Roden, Germany. He is the husband of Mrs. Grace Falasca of Soundview Avenue. The award citation reads as follows:

“PFC Falasca courageously left the platoon command post when he was informed that a casualty was lying wounded in a street covered by interlocking machine gun fire and frequent shell bursts. He boldly made his way through the murderous fire to the wounded man and administered first aid. Then, realizing that further medical attention was necessary, he carried the casualty two hundred and fifty yards, to a point where immediate evacuation by vehicle was effected. PFC Falasca’s valiant selfless conduct under fire exemplified high traditions of the Medical Department and reflects great credit on him.”

PFC Falasca also wears the Purple Heart for wounds received on April 12, 1943 somewhere in Germany. He entered the Service in October 1942. Prior to his induction, he was employed at Yankee Metal Products Co.


From The Norwalk Hour October 26, 1960
Series called “Know Your Firemen”

The Norwalk Hour October 26, 1960

Frank Falasca, of 36 Chatham Drive, has been a member of the Norwalk Fire Department since 1947. He and his wife Grace have two children, Bonnie Lou, and Richard. Fireman Falasca is a parishioner of Saint Joseph’s Church in South Norwalk, and his hobbies are boating and fishing.


Interred in Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Rd, Pensacola, FL; Section A-15, Row B, Site 18. Photo from findagrave.com.


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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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