Biography Randolph R. Greco

Randolph R. Greco was born on 26th of September, 1918  in Geneva, New York.
His parents are John A. Greco & Susan (Asunda) Greco-Chiarilli.
They had 5 boys and 1 girl: Orlando Sr, Albert, Francis, Anthony, Joseph
and one sister Mary.

wedding article randolph greco 6july 1940

He Married Rose Cannuli on July 6, 1940,

Rose Canulli  was born on November 7, 1920. After Randolph was KIA she remarried on September 29, 1951 to Clayton Conley at Sampson,NY and they made their home in Jamestown, North Dakota.
Rose worked for the Sunshine Laundromat in Jamestown for over 20 years. Rose was a Volunteer at Central Dakota Village for 38 years, where she called Bingo twice a week and helped with special events. Her new husband Clayton was co-owner of Conley Implement and was a building Contractor until his retirement in 1986, He died December 14,2009. Rose died on December 23, 2011.

Rose cannuli,greco,conley

Rose Cannuli 1920-2011

 

Rose Cannuli’s Brother Pvt. Thomas A. Canulli he was KIA Italy on July 30th, 1943. He was the first American-Italian from Geneva, NY. That got KIA in World War 2.They named a Veterans post to him. Thomas A. Cannuli Veterans Post #23 in Geneva,NY.

thomas a cannuli

Buried at the American War Cemetery in Rome, Italy

 

Randolph joined the military on April 14, 1943 at Camp Mackall, North Carolina under the command of Lt Colonel Paul F Oswald.Randolph was assigned to Battery B of
the 680th Glider Field Artillery battalion, 17th Airborne Division.

furlough august 18 1943

They moved to the Tennessee Maneuver Area 7 February 1944 then transferred to Camp Forrest, Tennessee 24 March 1944. The battalion staged at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts on 14 August 1944. It departed the Boston Port of Embarkation 20 August 1944 aboard the USS Wakefield and arriving in Liverpool, England on 28 August 1944.

 

Men of the 680th GFAB, firing a few minutes after landing at Wesel

Men of the 680th GFAB, firing a few minutes after landing at Wesel

 

680th GFAB Patch

17th Airborne Division

He was Killed In Action In Fluren, Germany on the 24th of March during Operation Varsity the attack on the rhine river in Germany.


He was buried in The Netherlands American cemetery in margraten.

He laid to rest in Plot W, Row 9, Grave 208, in 1945


Later on the 15th of April, 1948 he was relocated to his last rest place at:

Plot E, Row 19, Grave 15.

*info: http://www.ww2-airborne.us/

 

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