World War II – Navy – August Patrick Tomenellie

August Patrick Tomenellie (photo), Petty Officer, 2nd Class

Will celebrate 22nd birthday in Pacific

Worked at Barber-Coleman; enlisted in September 1942

1940 Graduate Rockford High School

In Atlantic April-November 1943

Source: Rockford Morning Star 7/9/1944

Killed in Action January 7, 1945, in Lingayen Gulf

USS Palmer Mine Sweeper

Source: Rockford High Schools newsletter November 2008