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This collection contains correspondence from PFC Tony Mantuano, USMCR to his mother during the Second World War. Also included are several clippings relating to Marines in the war.
Private First Class Tony Mantuano, United States Marine Corps Reserve (11/23/1925 - 2/22/1945) was born and raised by Sam and Jessie Mantuano in Kenosha, Wisconsin where he attended Jefferson Elementary, McKinley Jr. High, and Kenosha High School. He joined the Marine Corps on October 21, 1943 and was sent to Los Angeles and then San Diego at Camp Elliot. By October 1944 he had reached San Francisco and deployed overseas with Company A, 5th Tank Battalion, 5th Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force. He fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima and was killed in action on February 22, 1945. His remains were returned home to Kenosha where he was interred after the war.
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
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