Ralph M. Mattio

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

DOW 07/29/1944

 

 

Ralph M. Mattio was born in Pennsylvania in 1920. He was drafted into the Army
on February 21, 1942 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. His home of residence
was listed as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his civilian occupation was listed as
Sales Clerks. He had completed grammar school and was single with no dependents.

Mattio was promoted from Private to Sergeant on the battlefield in France on June 16, 1944.

 

Sergeant Mattio died of wounds received in action in France during Operation Cobra,
the breakout from Normandy.

 

 

Ralph M. Mattio was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
La Cambe, Isigny, France in Block AB Row 10 Grave 187 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

 

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot H Row 9 Grave 19

 

     

Grave marker for

Ralph M. Mattio

Photo by

John Tomawski

and

Andreia Lino

 

 

 

 

 


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