Person:Pasquale Berardi (1)

Sgt. Pat Berardi
d.27 Apr 1945 Luzón, Philippines
  1. Tony Berardi1915 - 1992
  2. Sgt. Pat Berardi1919 - 1945
  3. Teresa Berardi1929 - 1997
  4. Ralph Berardi1931 - 2007
  5. Angelina Berardi1934 - 2001
Facts and Events
Name Sgt. Pat Berardi
Unknown[16] Sgt. Pasquale Berardi
Gender Male
Birth[10][11] 5 Oct 1919 Mangone, Cosenza, Calabria, Italytombstone says 1919 but other records say he was 24 at death
Immigration[11][16] 1 Oct 1927 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States"coming to Dayton at the age of 8"
Census[3] 1940 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States
Military[1][7][8][9][11][13] 1943 Fort Benjamin Harrison, Lawrence, Marion, Indiana, United States
Military[13] Bef 25 Jan 1943 Fort Benjamin Harrison, Lawrence, Marion, Indiana, United Stateshospital admission says he served 2-3 years
Military? 1943 Camp Croft, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Military[15] 1945 Luzón, PhilippinesDistinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart
Military? 1945 Luzón, PhilippinesUnited States Army, 11th Airborne Division
Military[15] 1945 Luzón, Philippines511th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Death[4][18] 27 Apr 1945 Luzón, PhilippinesSulac
Alt Burial[18] Apr 1945 Luzón, PhilippinesUnited States Armed Forces Cemetery # 1 - later removed and reburied in Ohio
Cause of Death[8][9] 27 Apr 1945 Luzón, Philippinesdied of wounds/killed in action
Burial[2] 18 Oct 1948 Kettering, Montgomery, Ohio, United StatesCalvary Cemetery (Roman Catholic)
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  1. Dayton Daily News. (Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States).

    27 June 1946, page 19, list of war dead

  2. Http://

    Last Name First Name Age Birth Date Death Date Burial Date Funeral Home Birth Place Place of Death Church Section Block Lot Space Lat/Long
    Berardi Anthony 77 10/23/1914 1/8/1992 1/11/1992 Meyer & Boehmer Italy Dayton, Ohio St. Charles 37 X 15 8 39.7227376841, -84.2029510974
    Berardi Concetta M. 76 3/17/1913 2/10/1990 2/14/1990 Meyer & Boehmer Italy Dayton, Ohio St. Charles 18 X 175 2 39.7229972645, -84.2036405366
    Berardi Frank D. 60 1/12/1907 4/5/1967 4/8/1967 Meyer & Boehmer Italy Kettering, Ohio St. Charles 18 X 175 3 39.7229881188, -84.2036409445
    Berardi John 85 6/24/1881 7/20/1966 7/23/1966 Meyer & Boehmer Italy Dayton, Ohio St. Charles 5 X 470 6 39.723171607, -84.203251956
    Berardinis Linda Marie 33 6/16/1963 9/6/1996 9/10/1996 Tobias Dayton, Ohio Charlotte, NC St. Charles 44 X 170 9 39.7232831591, -84.2059717703
    Berardi Pat Sgt. 24 4/27/1945 10/18/1948 Meyer & Boehmer Italy Emmanuel 5 X 470 4 39.723189906, -84.2032515067
    Berardi Ralph P. 75 6/15/1931 3/29/2007 3/31/2007 Tobias(Beavercreek) Dayton, Ohio Beavercreek, OH Funeral Home 39 X 151 9 39.7219175019, -84.2042615004
    Berardi Robert L. 47 10/9/1943 10/29/1990 11/2/1990 Meyer & Boehmer Dayton, Ohio Kettering, Ohio Ascension 44 X 72 4 39.7236658316, -84.2063804677
    Berardi Rosalie M. 64 12/24/1922 5/9/1987 5/12/1987 Meyer & Boehmer Dayton, Ohio Dayton, Ohio St. Charles 37 X 15 7 39.7227466647, -84.202953375
    Berardi Sabatina 74 6/20/1891 8/23/1965 8/26/1965 Meyer & Boehmer Italy Dayton, Ohio Emmanuel 5 X 470 5 39.7231807565, -84.2032517314

  3. United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T627).

    Name: Pat Berardi
    Age: 21
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1919
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Italy
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Son (Child)
    Home in 1940: Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Street: Rugel Street
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio
    Residence in 1935: Same Place
    Citizenship: Alien
    Sheet Number: 17A
    Occupation: Janitor
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: High School, 3rd year
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40
    Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
    Income: 0
    Income Other Sources: No
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    John Berardi 58
    Sablena Berardi 48
    Tony Berardi 25
    Pat Berardi 21
    Steves A Berardi 11
    Ralph Berardi 9
    Angeline Berardi 6

  4. Find A Grave.

    Sgt Pat Berardi
    Birth: 1919
    Death: Apr. 27, 1945, Philippines

    WWII Veteran

    Calvary Cemetery
    Montgomery County
    Ohio, USA
    Created by: Bonecollector
    Record added: Nov 11, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 80235042

  5.   United States. National Archives and Records Administration (ARC # 1263923). World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. (2002).

    Name: Pat Berardi
    Birth Year: 1919
    Race: White, citizen (White)
    Nativity State or Country: Italy or San Marino
    State of Residence: Ohio
    County or City: Montgomery

    Enlistment Date: 8 Jan 1943
    Enlistment State: Ohio
    Enlistment City: Columbus
    Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
    Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Source: Civil Life

    Education: 2 years of high school
    Civil Occupation: Semiskilled occupations in manufacture of electrical machinery and accessories, n.e.c.
    Marital Status: Single, with dependents
    Height: 69
    Weight: 155

  6.   U.S. City Directories: [database on-line]. (Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011).

    Name: Pat Berardi
    Residence Year: 1937
    Street address: 110 Riegel
    Residence Place: Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Occupation: Laborer
    Publication Title: Dayton, Ohio, City Directory, 1937
    Name: Pat Berardi
    Residence Year: 1942
    Street address: O Riegel
    Residence Place: Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Occupation: Inspector
    Publication Title: Dayton, Ohio, City Directory, 1942

  7. United States. War Department. World War II honor list of dead and missing - State of Ohio, June 1946. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960).
  8. 8.0 8.1 Dayton Daily News. (Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States)
    page sport 8, column 6, 17 Oct 1948.

    obituary for Sgt Pat Berardi

  9. 9.0 9.1 U.S. WWII Hospital Admission Card Files, 1942-1954.

    Full Name: Berardi, Pat
    Race:White (includes Mexican)
    Admission Age:25
    Admission Date:Apr 1945
    Admission Type of Injury:
    InjuryType: Battle casualty;
    InjuryType2: All battle casualties, and all battle injuries not intentionally inflicted by self or another person
    Military Service Number:35622047
    Rank:Enlisted Man (includes Aviation Cadet or Student)
    Branch:Infantry, General or Unspecified
    Length of Service:2-3 yr.
    Medical Diagnosis: Wound(s), perforating (points of entrance and exit) with no nerve or artery involvement;
    Location: Abdomen, abdominal wall and pelvis: Abdomino thoracic region;
    CausativeAgent: Bullet, Missile Not Stated
    Medical Treatment:Ileostomy
    Discharge Date:Apr 1945
    Discharge Place:Aid Station, Clearing or Collection Station, Dispensary
    Conflict Period:World War II
    Served for:United States of America

  10. WWII Draft Registration CardsOhioBBeBerardi, Pat (1919).

    Series Title:Records of the Selective Service System
    State Headquarters:Ohio
    Full Name:Berardi, Pat
    Birth Date:5 Oct 1919
    Birth Place:[Blank]
    Employer:Standard Register
    Height:5ft 9'
    Eye Color:Brown
    Hair Color:Brown
    Contact Person:Berardi, John
    Relation to Head:Father
    Residence:Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio
    Residence Country:[Blank]
    Registration Date:16 Oct 1940
    Registration Place:Dayton, Ohio
    Conflict Period:World War II
    Served for:United States of America

  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 .

    Dayton Herald (Dayton, Ohio)16 Oct 1948, SatPage 2

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    Dayton Herald (Dayton, Ohio)22 Sep 1948, WedPage 19

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    Dayton Herald (Dayton, Ohio)25 Jan 1943, MonPage 11

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    Journal Herald (Dayton, Ohio)27 Apr 1948, TuePage 7

  15. 15.0 15.1 Https://

    Synopsis: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Pat Berardi (35622047), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 27 April 1945. Sergeant Bernardi's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
    Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 72 (1945)
    Home Town: Montgomery County, Ohio

  16. 16.0 16.1 .

    New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
    Name: Pasquale Mauro Berardi
    Arrival Date: 1 Oct 1927
    Birth Date: abt 1919
    Last Permanent Address: Italy
    Other Last Permanent Address: Mangone
    Age: 8
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
    Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York, USA
    Ship Name: Roma
    Search Ship Database: Search for the Roma in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
    Source Citation
    Year: 1927; Arrival: New York, New York, USA; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Line: 24; Page Number: 61

    Source Information New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

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    Letter MacArthur to family 23 May 1945

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    Letter Jeffress to family 30 Apr 1945

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    Operations of the 2nd Battalion, 511th Parachute Infantry (11th Airborne Division) in the battle for southern Manila, 3-10 February (Luzon Campaign) : personal experience of a battalion intelligence officer by Edwin B. Jeffress [Fort Benning, Ga.] : [General Subjects Section, Academic Dept., The Infantry School], [1949]

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    General Subjects Section ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT THE INFANTRY SCHOOL Fort Benning, Georgia
    (LUZON CAMPAIGN) (Personal Experience of a Battalion Executive Officer)

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    11th Airborne Division World War II veterans survey inventory
    Edition/Format: Downloadable archival material
    Summary: 11th Airborne Division 187th Glider Infantry Regiment Abate, Caesar F. Box 1 PFC 1st Battalion Survey, memoir Company C Augustin, James H. Box 1 1SGT 1st Battalion, Survey, memoir Bernheim, Eli D., Jr. Box 1 CPT 2d Battalion, Survey HEADQUARTERS Company Funk, Harry R. Box 1 1LT 2d Battalion, Survey, biographical sketch, HEADQUARTERS discharge, letters Company Gross, Ira C. Box 1 1SGT 3d Battalion, Survey HEADQUARTERS Company Nelson, Andrew G., Jr. Box 1 PFC 3d Battalion, Survey HEADQUARTERS Company Randall, C. Box 1 CPL Newspaper clipping, poem Tyre, Bailey O. Box 1 PFC 2d Battalion, Survey Company D Weber, William E. Box 1 COL 3d Battalion, Survey Companies K and M Wilson, Rowland C., Jr. Box 1 T/5 HEADQUARTERS Survey, letters, personal Army and HEADQUARTERS documents Company 188th Glider Infantry Regiment 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment Bentz, George A. Box 1 3d Battalion, letters, copies of photographs Cecil, Harvey E. Box 1 T/5 1st Battalion, Survey Company A Davis, Jarrold Box 1 PFC 3d Battalion, Survey Company H Gilbert, Robert R. Box 1 COL Survey Hettlinger, Walter Box 1 LTC 1st Battalion, Survey HEADQUARTERS Company Laws, Richard Al. Box 1 SSGT 3d Battalion, Survey, brief memoir HEADQUARTERS and HEADQUARTERS Company LeClerc, Normand L. Box 1 SSGT 3d Battalion, Survey Company H Mahan, Joseph Box 1 PVT North Arkansas Community College survey McGurn, William M. Box 1 CPL Survey Miner, Leroy H. Box 1 1LT 1st Battalion, Survey Company D Miskulin, George F. Box 1 SGT 3d Battalion, Survey HEADQUARTERS Company Vannier, Joseph R. Box 1 3d Battalion, memoir, veterans publications HEADQUARTERS and HEADQUARTERS Company Wells, Gilbert L. Box 1 T/5 Service Company Survey West, William W. Box 1 TSGT 2d Battalion, Survey, letter to MHI Company E Whithead, Herbert S., Sr. Box 1 MAJ 3d Battalion, Survey HEADQUARTERS Company HHB Division Artillery Headquarters and Headquarters Battery 457th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion Hartman, Lloyd C. Box 1 SGT Battery B Survey 472n Read less
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    Angels: History of the 11th Airborne Division, 1943-1946 by Edward M Flanagan Infantry Journal Press, Washington, D. C. January 1, 1948
    ======================================= Reprint: The Angels: a history of the 11th Airborne Division, 1943-1946. Author: E M Flanagan. Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Battery Press, 1988.
    Series: Airborne series, 20th
    =================FREE FULL TEXT ON HATHITRUST Sgt. Berardi is specifically mentioned on page 116 and page 169.
    Once on the hill, A Company sent a patrol along the saddle to the east to establish contact with Ciceri Task Force. En route, the patrol met with heavy resistance, and several of the members were wounded. Sergeant Pat Berardi of A Company took two men from the company and started down the saddle to the assistance of the patrol. Halfway to the patrol, Japanese snipers opened fire, wounding Sergeant Berardi and killing the two men with him. Berardi rushed the thicket hiding the snipers, attacked and killed them with hand grenades and his rifle. He then moved to the isolated patrol, assumed command, and supervised evacuation of the wounded men of the patrol. He then, and only then, permitted himself to be carried to the rear where he died of his wounds. For his heroism, Sergeant Berardi was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.-------------------------Appendix I: Decorations and Awards...Distinguished Service Cross...Sgt Pat Berardi, 511 PIR *PUBLIC DOMAIN *