Dominick A. "Don" Iorillo
Dominick A. Iorillo, born on August 23, 1918 and lived on 228 Central Ave in the town of Rye, New York. Living with his Father, Dolorato, mother Maria, brothers John and Joseph. The family owned the home that cost $2,200 ($41,800 in current day payment). His father and mother were both born in Italy, while all three boys were born in New York.
Growing up in Rye, he and his family were members of the Church of Resurrection, and Don graduated Rye High School in the class of 1937 .
After graduation, he enlisted into the U.S Army in WWII, Don served as a first sergeant in Company C of the 4th Medical Battalion , 4th Infanty Division.
The Medical Battalion was a Divisional medical unit developed to furnish medical support for the Infantry Division. Its primary mission was to organize and conduct the necessary evacuation and medical care for casualties of the Division. Because of the high mobility of the Division, the installations of the Medical Battalion had to be of a more temporary nature and possess increased readiness and ability to maintain contact with the different units of the Division. The Medical Battalion was thus charged with the evacuation of ALL casualties from the Infantry Battalion and Regimental Aid Stations.
If for any reason, casualties could not be gathered at the Aid Stations, the Collecting Companies would remove casualties directly from the field.
The Medical Battalion was organized as a kind of ‘miniature’ medical organization in order to maintain the best operative coordination of all the existing facilities and to give flexibility to a possible expansion of the medical service when necessary. It always accompanied the Division in the field! Judging by below stats on the 4th Infantry Division, Don's 4th Medical Battalion was kept extremely busy.
Total battle casualties: 22,660
Killed in action: 4,097
Wounded in action: 17,371
Missing in action: 461
Prisoner of war: 731
Days of combat: 299
Don, was a graduate of Pace University. He was a Certified Public Accountant who held membership in the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. A lifelong resident of Rye Don was active at the Church of the Resurrection. Dominic A. Iorillo passed away suddenly on September 4, 1971. He was commonly known as ''Don'' to family, friends, and business associates. He was married to Marie Groglio Iorillo and they were parents of one child, Joann Iorillo Schmoor.
Information on Dominick A. Iorillo
Review by John A. Iorillo, Jr. on Jun 19, 2013
Dominic A. Iorillo was born on August 23, 1918 and passed away suddenly on September 4, 1971.He was commonly known as ''Don'' to family, friends, and business associates
Mr. Iorillo lived his entire life in Rye, New York. He was married to Marie Groglio Iorillo. They were parents of one child, Joann Iorillo Schmoor.
Mr. Iorillo had two older brothers, John A. Iorillo, Jr. and Joseph A. Iorillo, who also lived their entire lives in Rye.
Mr. Iorillo served as a Sergent with Company C of the 4th Medical Batalion in an overseas assignment during World War II.
Mr. Iorillo, a graduate of Pace University, was a Certified Public Accountant who held membership in the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
He was active at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye.