Alfred A. Reboli

July 14, 2013
After my visit at the Brittany American Cemetery in Saint-James, France in June of 2013 I was having my doubts about adopting a grave here as it was quite a distance from home. But since I visit Normandy at least once a year and the Saint-James cemetery is not far from the landing beaches in Normandy, I decided to adopt one. After my application, the responsible told me there are still a lot of graves to adopt so I enlisted for a second grave there too. This is my first adoption grave in Saint-James.

Before the war

Alfred Reboli was born in 1925 in Newark, New Jersey in the United States, where he grew up.


New Jersey, USA


Newark, New Jersey


Tino, Alfreds younger brother became a professional cyclist from 1932 until 1947. He became national champion in the USA in 1938 and 1939. He died on the age of 71.

In the army

Alfred entered service from New Jersey. He was 16 years old when he enlisted in the army. He lied about his age to serve his country.

Alfreds death

Alfred died on July 28, 1944 in Brittany, France. He is buried at the Brittany American cemetery in Saint-James, France.
His sister Angelina was 10 years young when men came to her house to tell them that Alfred got killed in action while liberating Europ from Nazi tyranny. She had Alfreds picture hanging in her house until she died.


Brittany American cemetery, Saint-James, France

26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division


26th Infantry Regiment


1st Infantry Division


Private First Class


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Personal information

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 32921388
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Entered service from: New Jersey

Born: 1925 in Newark, New Jersey
Hometown: Newark

Died: July 28, 1944 in Brittany, France
Status: killed in action (KIA)

Buried: Plot I, row 8, grave 21, Brittany American Cemetery, Saint-James, France
Awards: Purple Heart


Purple Heart


Family
Father: Chester Reboli (?-1953)
Mother: Louise (Lusadi) Reboli
Brothers: Tino (1914-1985), Joseph, John, Eneo S. (1928-2007)
Sisters: Mary Pellegrino, Angelina Brustia

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Sources

- http://www.abmc.gov
- http://www.wwiimemorial.com NARA
- http://www.wwiimemorial.com overseas American cemeteries
- http://www.wwiimemorial.com honoree
- http://www.findagrave.com
- Andi Hunting

Any information you can provide me about this soldier, can be mailed to me (nicklieten @ hotmail.com). Thank you!