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Pvt Louis Calcagno
To Camp Polk

   Camp 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 Street.

Sgt Louis Calcagno
Is In Hospital

March 30, 1945

Dear sir:
   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.

Sincerely yours,
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

Following the war Louis served as the President of the Forest Park, IL Chamber of Commerce.

This advertisement and numerous news articles frequently mentioned him in that regard.

Louis 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.

Funeral Monday, 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
Louis Calcagno
July 12, 1921   Jan 16, 1980
Funeral Mass Held at
Jan 21, 1980   10:00 A.M.


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