Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009 Dad Remembered

Memorial Day 2009

This is a picture of my father, Carmelo Guglielmino. He was a private First Class in the U.S. Army, WWII 101st. Airborne Division. Click on highlighted words for more info.
My Dad receiving a medal, the President's Citation award.He was one of the first to return from Europe based upon his record and in an New York Italian newspaper this was reported.We have many pictures from WWII, some of him, some of his buddies, and some which he took at the front.These are just some of the medals that were awarded to him during his tour of duty. Others include: Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Emblem, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/4 Bronze Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal w/Germany Clasp, Belgian Fourragere, Netherlands Orange Lanyard, And the Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII.This is a bronze plaque that commemorates his duty at Bastogne.Kilogram is a book written by Bob Minick in 1979,recounting the activities of my Dad's unit, the 907th, a glider field artillery battalion, click on the highlighted words for more info.and his picture with his buddies appears on page 101.Rendezvous with Destiny A History of the 101st Airborne Division,by Rapport & Northwood, 1948, tells the complete story of the 101st men.We have his dog tags, his camouflage parachute, his jacket, caps,
silk scarf, medals, pictures, money belt, and boots.A picture of his group in France, (he is standing at the right side) and he wrote on the back of the picture"France March 16, 1945 Paris Spring 1945."Here's to all of the brave men and women who have fought for their countries.

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

A wonderful post remembering a really amazing man.
Well done, Lori.

Linda Quinn said...

Lori - A worthy tribute to your father, and all the men & women who serve our country. You made me think about everyone in my life who has served, including my stepson, Brian, an Army Staff Sergeant who spent a year in Iraq and is now stationed in Tokyo, my husband who was in the air force during Vietnam, and both my parents who served during World War II. My father was a Marie who fought in the South Pacific and my mother was a Navy Wave stationed in Washington, DC. Linda

willow said...

This was a beautiful tribute to your father, Lori. Thank you.

RainGardener said...

What a wonderful tribut to your father. I think it is great that you did this! Thanks for sharing it with us.

SKG said...

Great tribute Lori. Your dad was in the same unit as my grandfather. In fact my grandfather, Joe Sabulis, is second from the left on the 'Kilogram' book cover. He just passed away in March at the age of 90 and was always proud to talk about his service in the war.

Ronald said...

Amazing tribute to an great man that fought for our freedom. Thank you for that!
Im very often in the area of Bastogne where they fought. The 907th GFA B Battery was deployed on the foor of ridge near the Mardasson, a monument for all those whom fought in the Battle of The Bulge.

Thanks for sharing

Ron

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Phil McManus said...

Lori,

My grandfather was in the 319th GFAB and had crashed near Schijndel, Holland where he was taken care of at the convent hospital of St. Lidwina. While documenting it I found that there was mention made of your father at the hospital. Do you know anything regarding his stay there?

Dr. G. said...

Red: You did a beautiful job with the tribute to Dad...thank you from all of your family. Love, Paul.