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Alfred A. Reboli
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

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:

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


26th Infantry Regiment

1st Infantry Division

Private 1st Class

Born: 1925 in Newark (New Jersey)
Hometown: Newark

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

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

Family
Married to: /
Children: /
Father: Chester Reboli (° ?- † 5-06-1953)
Mother: Louise (Lusadi) Reboli
Brothers: Tino (° 09-09-1914 - † 18-11-1985) , Joseph, John, Eneo S. (° 1928 - † 16-04-2007)
Sisters: Mary Pellegrino, Angelina Brustia

More info
Alfred was 16 years old when he enlisted in the army. He lied about his age to serve his country.

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.

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.

 






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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!