To Camp Polk
Polk, La. Nov 25 (Special) --- Private Louis Calcagno has arrived
here for training. He has been assi8ned to 48th Armored
Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonel George H. Molony.
Private Calcagno is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Calcagno, 7602 Adams
Sgt Louis Calcagno
Is In Hospital
March 30, 1945
It has given me great pleasure in receiving the home town paper
which keeps me well posted on my friends and that swell town of ours
which io have missed a lot for the past three years.
I am now lying in a hospital in France after coming out of the
Belgian bulge at which time I had taken sick and now I lie trying to
get over it.
I received your paper today and I see again I have lost
another fine friend of mine in this present war.
Well sir, that is all i have to write at the present, so until ---
so long and thank you for your paper and to and all my friends, good
luck wherever you may be.
Sgt Louis Calcagno
Louis enlisted in the Army on 1 November 1942 and was
sent to Camp Polk for initial training.
assigned to Company G, 508th PIR.
Pvt Calcagno was promoted to Pfc on 21 July 1944
and then was elevated to Corporal on 1 October 1944. Then on
19 January 1945 he was appointed as Sergeant.
Sgt Calcagno was discharged from active service on
28 December 1945 but on 9 April 1951 he received a commission as a
2nd Lt. in the National Guard. It is not known how long he
remained in the Guard.
His military decorations include the Combat
Infantryman Badge and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device both
awarded for action during the Normandy, France Campaign, 6 June 1944
to 9 July 1944
the war Louis served as the President of the Forest Park, IL Chamber
This advertisement and numerous news articles
frequently mentioned him in that regard.
Calcagno of Wheaton, Ill., formerly of Forest Park, beloved husband
of Madeline, nee Campo; fond father of Vincent (Nancy); grandfather
of Gina, Aaron and Lucas; brother or Michael, Joseph, Salvatore,
Donald and Mary Rollins.
9:30 a.m., from Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 7319 Madison St.,
Forest Park, Ill. to St. Bernadine Church. Mass 10 a.m.
Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Sunday after 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Cardiac Care Unit,
Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Ill 366-02200
[The Chicago Tribune, January 20, 1980]
In Loving Memory of
July 12, 1921 Jan 16, 1980
Funeral Mass Held at
ST. BERNADINE CHURCH
Jan 21, 1980 10:00 A.M.
QUEEN OF HEAVEN