Pfc. Dominic "Doc" C. Cataldo  

Mil# 11049568

Enlisted: 18 March 1942, Boston, MA

 A. Company 643rd TD BN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born: 12 October 1919     Place: Brockton, MA

Died: 22 December 2001     Place: Brockton, MA 

Burial place: Calvary Cemetery Brockton, MA  

 

Wife: Marie Cataldo (Bousquet)     Married: 1943

Children: Christopher, Mark, Stephen, Michele, Marcelle, Melissa

 

Father: Carlos Cataldo   Mother: Antonetta Cataldo (Pagliarini)

 

 

Awards

 

 

European African Middle Eastern Service Medal

Battle Stars"Ardennes-Rhineland-Central Europe"

        

 

 

 

 

Message  from Leah Ardini (Grand-Daughter of Dominic) on 643rd  Guestbook.

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)

Hello Ben

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 mentioned: http://www.mass.gov/legis/journal/sj042998.htm 

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 it along.

Best Wishes,

Leah

 

 

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