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A Tradition of Service Logo 75Sebastiano Charlie Scalzadonna

Submitted by: COL (R) Robert DeSousa {grandson}

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Sebastiano Charlie Scalzadonna was born around 1895, Sebastiano Scalzadonna served in World War 1 with the the United States Army . The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1918.

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When PFC Scalzadonna was released from service he missed the troop train coming back to his hometown in NJ. His parents were waiting at the station. Because there was no way to comminute then, when his mother saw that he was not on the train she convinced herself that he had died and worked herself into such a frenzy that she had a heart attack and died herself. It was a sad home arrival when Sebastiano got home on the next train and found that his mother had passed.



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