Donald W. Gozzola

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Chicago, IL

Branch of Service: United States Army

Rank: Pvt.

Private Donald Wendell Gozzola served in the U.S. Army, Charlie Company, 35th Infantry Regiment. He was killed in action in Luzon, The Philippines during World War II. Awards and decorations earned by Pvt. Gozzola include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

“We should always remember his sacrifice and service to our country,” recalled granddaughter Sarah Kewak.

Age: 23

Date of Death: April 20, 1945

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