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Frank Imbesi

Private First Class, U.S. Army

32361340

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: July 13, 1943
Buried at: Calvary Cemetery
                  State Highway 70 and Hampton Road
                  Cherry Hill NJ 08002
Awards: Purple Heart


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK IMBESI was born in Italy. He emigrated to the United States in 1936 or 1937. Once in the United States, he worked as a carpenter and as a shoe repairman, and lived with his brother Filippo (Philip) Imbesi, at 1325 Haddon Avenue in Camden NJ. He had married, but was separated at the time he went into the service.

Although he was not a U.S. citizen, Frank Imbesi was drafted into the United States Army, on August 31, 1942 in Camden. He was one of the honorees when a Service Flag was raised at Norris and Atlantic Streets in Camden on December 6, 1942. He served in Burma, and was killed in Action on July 13, 1944, at the age of 34. His death was reported in the August 2, 1944 edition of the Camden Courier-Post. 


Frank Imbesi
lived in this house
at
1325 Haddon Avenue, Camden NJ

Photographs taken December 31, 2002

Camden
Courier-Post

October 28, 1949

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