Pennsylvania WWI Veterans Bonus Application
file by Eugene Chiarelli on 21 August 1950 indicates that he had
8 months of domestic service and 13 months of overseas duty.
He was awarded $195 for his service.
submitted by Eugene L. Chiarelli and Lydia Romito on 23
February 1950. Both indicated that their parents had been born
in Italy making them each first generation Americans.
Eugene and Lydia were married two days after their license
application had been filed.
Age 76, of Bloomfield, on Monday, Sept 10, 2001,
beloved husband of the late Lydia Romito Chiarelli; father of
Jean Chiarelli, Ramona Chiarelli, Eugene Chiarelli, Charmaine
Chiarelli and Judy Chiarelli; grandfather of Douglas Mariani II,
Lauren Loci and Al IV Buzzelli, Eugene II and Noah Chiarelli, Brian
and Brandon Hensch and Richard Assaloe Ii; brother of Margaret
Weligand, Helen Thomas and Dorothy Smith; loving friend of Mary
Ruill, also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family
wishes to acknowledge the devotion of nephew, Leonard Romito and
brother-in-law Paul Smith. Mr. Chiarelli was a veteran of
101st Airborne, during WWII. He will be greatly missed by
family and friends. Friends will be received Wednesday and
Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., at WINTER FUNERAL HOME, 4730
friendship Ave, where service will be held Friday 10 a.m.
|Grave marker for
Eugene L. Chiarelli in Section: 28, Lot: 11-A, Grave: 1, Allegheny
Cemetery, Pittsburgh (Allegheny county), Pennsylvania.
Eugene enlisted in the Army at New Cumberland, PA on
24 May 1944 and volunteered for parachutist duty.
Following completion of jump school he was shipped
out to the ETO on 24 May 1945, apparently as a member of he 101st
Airborne Division. Whether he was used as a replacement during
the Battle of the Bulge is unknown.
By May of 1946 he had been transferred to Company
G, 508th PIR as he was awarded a Good Conduct Medal while a member
of that company.