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Carmen Orlando Rites Slated;
Won Silver Star In Normandy

   Paterson Funeral services will be here tomorrow for Carmen (Iorlano) Orlando, 44, of Nashville, Tenn., who was killed Sunday in Nashville by a hit-and-run driver.
   Mr. Orlando, a retired and decorated career soldier, was born and raised in Paterson. He served in the Army for 21 years retiring March 31, 1965. A Staff Sergeant, he was awarded the Silver Star for service in Normandy June 20, 1944, the Korean Service Medal, and the United Nations Ribbon. He formerly was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C.
   Since his retirement, he had been employed as an investigator in Nashville, where he had lived for 7 years.
  He is survived by his wife Jean Parker Orlando; his mother Mrs. Mary Scotti Orlando of Hewlett, N.Y.; five sisters Mrs. Amelia Barbieri, Mrs. Olympia Iorlano, and Mrs. Andrew Antionette Lasko, all of Paterson, Mrs. Benjamin (Eleanor) De Franco of Wayne, and Mrs. Peter (Louise) Falcone of Hewlett; five brothers William and Americo Orlando of East Paterson, Louis and Mario Orlando of Paterson, and Anthony of West Paterson
   The funeral cortege will leave at 8:30 A. M. from the Ragucci Funeral Home, 243 East 18th Street, for a high requiem mass at 9 A. M. at the Blessed Sacrament R. C. Church. Burial will be in the Beverley Nations: Cemetery.
   Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to and 7 to 10 P. M.

[The Morning Call, Paterson, NJ, 19 Jan 1966, Wed, Page 29]

[courtesy of P. Eadie]

Grave marker for Carmen Orlando in Plot D, 1046-EE, Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly (Burlington county), New Jersey.

Carmen registered for the draft in Paterson, NJ.  The draft cards shown here reflect the date of his first discharge on 25 September 1945.

Pfc Orlando was transferred from HQ Field Force Replacement Depot #8 to Hq 3rd, 508thj PIR on 6 April 1944 and made the jump into Normandy on D-Day.

He was admitted to the 184th General Hospital, Mansfield, England on 8 September 1944 for unknown reasons and did not return to duty on 22 November 1944 thereby missing the Holland Campaign entirely, but not the Bulge..

His military decorations include the Bronze Service Arrowhead devoice awarded for participation in Normandy assault.





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