Veterans Day 2015: Part I ~~~ Those That Served Their Countries

Veterans Day 2015: Part I ~~ Those That Served Their Countries


Private Albert “Alberino” Marcella (Great Uncle) – United States Army 1953-1955

Burial: Immaculate Heart, Linwood

Colonel Gerard M. Leies (Great Uncle) – United States Air Corps (Air Force) 1941 – Retired

World War II: South Pacific

Guadalcanal and Philippines Liberation Campaigns

Nuclear Physicist

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery

Private Romeo Merlenghi (Cousin) – United States Army 1943-1946

World War II: Germany, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Unit

Burial: Immaculate Heart, Linwood

Cesidio Marcella (Great Grandfather) – Italian Army 1915-1916


World War I: Austria/front line, 3 Reggimento, Artiglieri (3rd Regiment, Artillery)

Medals: Medaglia-ricordo in oro della I Guerra Mondiale (Gold Medal Commemorative of World War I)

Croce al Merito di Guerra (War Merit Cross)


Burial: Immaculate Heart, Linwood


Lieutenant Carmine Ferraro (Great Grandfather) – Italian Army 1898-1900

Papa 1900 Caserta Italy

1900, Caserta

Possible Music Corps; military record destroyed in allied bombardment of Naples in WWII

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park

Capitano Angelo Ferraro (Great Great Grandfather) – Retired Army of the Italian King, Captain 1862 – ?


Italy’s first draft class: 3 dicembre 1862 – Cavalleria 2 Reggimento (Drafted December 3, 1862 – Cavalry, 2nd Regiment)

*Military records weren’t recorded until after his retirement

Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Youngtown no headstone

Francois Gentinetta – (Great Great Great Grandfather) – Swiss? Maybe Italian? Military

1837 Switzerland Census occupation listing: Soldat (Soldier)

Burial:  ?

Up next ~ Part II: The Fallen


2 thoughts on “Veterans Day 2015: Part I ~~~ Those That Served Their Countries

  1. Gabriel Marcella November 7, 2015 / 4:00 pm


    Thanks, very interesting.


    Liked by 1 person

    • AC November 7, 2015 / 4:06 pm

      There are numerous Leies cousins that served in WWII but at this point are a bit far removed for the research. I have not been able to get to them yet.


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