Anthony P Damato

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Birthday
22, 1922
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Feb 20, 1944 (21)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
22, 1922
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Feb 20, 1944 (21)

About

U.S. Marine who sacrificed himself by throwing himself on top of an enemy grenade while serving at Engebi Island during World War II. He received a posthumous Medal of Honor for his sacrifice.

Before Fame

He worked as a truck driver before enlisting in the Marine Corps.

Trivia

The Navy destroyer USS Damato was named in his honor in 1945.

Family Life

His brother, Neil, was also a soldier and was killed in Germany in 1943.

Associated With

He was given the Medal of Honor by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.