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Jerry J. Giordano

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Branch: ARMY
Service Number: 32751097 Rank: Private First Class Unit: 4th Infantry Div, 12th Infantry Reg, Co. “G”


Jerry was born Genaro Joseph Giordano on November 7, 1917 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania to Italian immigrant parents, Pasquale and Rosina “Rose” (Pompa) Giordano. Jerry was the eldest child of Giordano family. His siblings were Angelo born in 1918, Frank born in 1920, Nicholas born in 1922, and Charles who was born in 1923 but died from diphtheria at 9 months old. The family lived at 1839 Morris Street by 1920 and later at 1733 Cleveland Street. Both address are located in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia.

According to the 1930 Census, the Giordano family had moved to 45 West Kings Highway in Mt. Ephraim. All of the children were attending school and Pasquale was working at a company that manufactured gas and electric stoves. By 1940, Jerry had left school after attending 7th grade (his army record shows he completed grade 8) and was earning $30 a week as a punch pres…

Robert A. Dixon

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Branch: ARMY
Service Number: 13002955 Rank: Private Unit: 3rd Infantry Div, 15th Infantry Reg, Co. “C”

Robert A. Dixon was born on August 2, 1909 in Port Carbon, Pennsylvania to parents Albert Dixon and Mary Riley. Robert had a twin brother Richard, who died of pneumonia at the age of 2. Albert had 3 sons from a previous marriage, Leo born in 1893, Arthur in 1899 and William in 1902. They all resided on Third Street in the coal mining community of Port Carbon in Schuylkill County. This is located approximately 80 miles northwest of Mount Ephraim.
Robert's mother passed away around 1915, when he was just a young boy. He attended public school in Port Carbon until the 7th grade and by the age of 19, he moved out on his own, working as a laborer for the railroad in Port Carbon. He would be seen at local events such as dances and a pig roast at the local American Legion hall. 

By early 1940, Robert moved to Muncy Creek Township (Now, Muncy), Pennsylvania, just a few miles east of Williams…