Salvatore A. Cracco

NAME
Salvatore Anthony Cracco
NICKNAME
MCSN
293643
HOME OF RECORD
834 East 155th Street, Bronx, NY
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Bessie Cracco
DATE OF BIRTH
July 16, 1917
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
September 3, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
September 14, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal / Bloody Ridge
CASUALTY TYPE
Missing/Declared Dead
September 15 1943
UNIT
C/1st Raider Battalion
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Cracco was reported as missing in action following the Battle of Edson’s Ridge. No definitive trace of his remains was ever found, and he was declared dead on 15 September 1943.

It is believed that PFC Cracco lost his life when the Kokusho Battalion of the Kawaguchi Detachment overran his company’s positions on the night of 12 September 1942.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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