35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PVT Donald Wendell Gozzola    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Charlie Company
35th Infantry Regiment
World War II

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PVT Donald Wendell Gozzola, 36908740, who died in the service of his country on April 20th, 1945 in Luzon, The Philippines. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Donald was 23 years of age. He was from Chicago, Illinois.

The decorations earned by PVT Donald Wendell Gozzola include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Prior to his service, Donald worked for Jukes and Schaeffer.

Chgo. Trib (IL) Abstract- 8/12/1948 GOZZOLA

Pvt. Donald W. Gozzola, C. Co., 35th Inf. Reg., killed in action April 20, 1945, at Blaete Pass, Luzon Island,
husband of Ardythe, nee Russell,(marriage certificate listing shows maiden name as Mrazek)
father of Donald Jr., Russell and Ardy. The,son of Alphonse and Ruth, nee McKay,brother of James, Ruth, Richard and Ronnie.
Funeral Saturday, Aug. 14 at 9 a.m., from chapel, 3425 W. Chgo. avenue, to St. Matthews church.Interment Mount Carmel.
Military honors by Alamo post, 885, American Legion.

Note: Killed in Action Re-interment 8/14/1948

Mount Carmel Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA