Pvt. Michael C. Leone

Verona Residence: 28 Verona Place, 632 Bloomfield Ave

Pvt. Michael Leone Reported Missing

A War Department Telegram that Pvt. Michael Charles Leone has been missing in action in Italy since February 23 has been received by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Leone of 219 William Street, Orange. Mrs. Leone lives with an aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Coziello.

Pvt. Leone entered the Army April 7, 1943. His home then was at 185 Claremont Avenue, Montclair. He received infantry training in South Carolina, and went to Africa last July. A month later he was sent to Italy.

The couple have two children, Michael Jr. and Carol Ann. Pvt. Leone has a brother in service, Sgt. Rocco, gunner in the Army Air Forces in Virginia. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Leone, reside at 28 Verona Place, Verona. Two brothers, John and Anthony, and a sister, Miss Rose, also live in Verona.

Pvt. Leone was born in Newark and graduated from Verona High School in 1933. Before entering service, he was employed by Van Wagenen & Schickhaus Co., Newark.

Newark Evening News
April 22, 1944

Dies in Italy

Pvt. Michael C. Leone of 219 William Street, Orange, who had been missing in action in Italy since last February, has been reported killed. His wife , Mrs. Sarah Leone of the Orange address, has been notified of this by the War Department. The soldier was born in Newark, was graduated in 1933 from Verona High School and was employed by Van Wagenen & Schickhaus Co., Newark.

Pvt. Leone lived at 185 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, when he entered service April 7, 1943. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Leone, live at 28 Verona Place, Verona. He trained in South Carolina, went overseas in July, 1943, and to Italy a month later.

Pvt. Leone was the father of two children, Michael Jr. and Carol Ann. A brother, Sgt. Rocco, is a gunner in the Army Air Forces. Also surviving are two other brothers, Anthony and John, and a sister, Miss Rose Leone, all of Verona.

Newark Evening News
January 19, 1945

Michael C. Leone

ID: 32910049
Entered the Service From: New Jersey
Rank: Private

Service: U.S. Army, 157th Infantry
Regiment, 45th Infantry Division

Died: Wednesday, February 23, 1944
Buried at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Location: Nettuno, Italy
Plot: D Row: 14 Grave: 40

Awards: Purple Heart

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