- Gerald M. Ciampoli
- State of Birth:
- Home State:
- Original collection material is retained at the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey.
- War or Conflict
- World War, 1939-1945
- Military Status
- Dates of Service
- Branch of Service
- Unit of Service
- 508th AA Regiment, 673rd AAA AW Mobile, 100th Chemical Mortar Battalion
- Location of Service
- Rome, Arno, North Apennines and Po Valley, Italy; Camp Stewart, Georgia; North Africa
- Highest Rank
- Technician Five
- Service History Note
- He notes that his three battle stars are for battles at Rome-Arno, Northern Apennines, and Po Valley. He further notes that "we missed out on a bronze star in Tunisia, although we fired barrages of 40 mm at enemy planes the night of Sept. 8, when the enemy planes were bombing the invasion fleet at Birzete they dropped the Paratroops behind us, and all got away." Veteran notes that he worked with the 100th Chemical Mortar Battalion in Italy from 8/5/1944 to 12/31/1944, and that the battalion was activated at La Fagianeria. He was discharged after earning 83 points.
- Type of Resource:
- Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document
- Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
- Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey (Center for US War Veterans Oral Histories)
- Collection #:
- Ciampoli, Gerald M.
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
- United States. Army.
- Cite as:
- Gerald M. Ciampoli Collection
(AFC/2001/001/04051), Veterans History Project,
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress