Leah Ardini (Grand-Daughter of Dominic) on 643rd
My grandfather, Pfc Dominic "Doc" Cataldo served in A
company of the 643rd TD BN. It was wonderful to see his
smiling face in the group photo (middle row, 9th from the
right). He was loved so deeply by his family and friends,
and we are all so proud of him. It was such a nice surprise
to find a site dedicated to all the guys he spoke of with
such respect and admiration. I have heard stories of these
brave individuals all my life, and met a few during the
reunions. I just want to give a big thanks for this site,
and to all those courageous soldiers who brought him back
safe and sound
E-mail from Leah Ardini (Grand-Daughter of Dominic)
Dominic died Dec 22, 2006 at his home in Brockton,
Massachusetts (USA). His wife, Marie, died Jan 18, 2013 at
their daughter Marcelles' home in Middleboro Massachusetts.
Both are buried together at Calvery Cemetery in Brockton
Massachusetts, along with their son Christopher (who died at
his home in California in 2009).
Just a little bit of info I picked up along the way, the
Massachusetts Senate gave Dominic Cataldo, Salvatore Sagese,
Ralph Carl, Frank Martinelli and Linwood Copeland a day of
recognition for their 50th anniversary (April 29, 1998).
They were all from the same unit and living in MA as far as
I know. I vaguely remember a ceremony where a plaque was
presented. Here is a link to a site where I found it
I don't have any records or photos of him during his war,
but if anyone would, it would be my Aunt Marcy (his daughter
Marcelle). She kept all his records and/or photos, and was
very involved in his reunions.
If I find any other information that might help, I will pass