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Michael Valente
Birth: Feb. 5, 1895
Cassino
Provincia di Frosinone
Lazio, Italy
Death: Jan. 10, 1976
Long Beach
Nassau County
New York, USA

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 18, and three year later he joined the New York National Guard in Odgensburg, New York. His guard unit was activated, absorbed into the 27th Division and sent overseas. On September 29, 1918, during an assault of the Hindenburg line near Ronssoy, France, his unit was pinned down under heavy machine gun fire. With another soldier, he rushed the enemy line and successfully silenced two separate machine gun nests. Then, without hesitation, the two soldiers "jumped into the enemy's trench, killed two and captured sixteen (enemy) soldiers". For "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty", Valente was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in September 1929. (bio by: Thom Painter) 
 
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  Margherita Valente (1895 - 1962)*
 
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Burial:
Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: SECTION DSS SITE 60A
 
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Record added: May 04, 2000
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