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Lalla, Louis D.

Louis D. Lalla U.S. Army WWII
Louis D. Lalla U.S. Army WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 5/18/1917
Died On: 4/20/1990
Street Address: 28 High Street
Service Number: 32100831
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII - 135th Infantry

Veteran Code: USARMY-355


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Louis D. Lalla

When Louis D Lalla was born on May 8, 1917, in New York, his father, Bartolomeo, was 34 and his mother, Incoronata, was 25. He had four brothers, Joseph, Daniel, John and Michael. In Rye his family lived at 28 High Street and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. Louis was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1937.

He enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served with the 135th Infantry Regiment , 34 Infantry Division and participated in the invasion of Africa. The 34th, under command of Major General Ryder, saw its first combat in French Algeria on 8 November 1942.

The 34th Infantry Division is an infantry division of the United States Army, part of the National Guard, that participated in World War I, World War II and multiple current conflicts. It was the first American division deployed to Europe in World War II, where it fought with great distinction in the Italian Campaign.

Louis later would marry Helen Langeloh in the early 1960's and for many years he worked at RB&W in Port Chester.

Louis D Lalla died on April 20, 1990, at the age of 72.



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