SSgt. Louis J. Boasso     

Mil# 20133197

Enlisted: 24 February 1941, Stamford, CT

1st Platoon, A-Company, 643rd TD BN.






Born: 9 May 1917   Place: Old Greenwich, CT

Died: 10 December 2004   Place: Derby, CT  

Buriel-Place: Saint John Cemetery, Darien, CT


Wife:  Mary Boasso (Piro)  Married:  9 October 1948

Child: Beverly


Father: Joseph Boasso   Mother: Rosa Boasso (Sterpone)

Siblings: Florence, Sabina, Lena, Christina and Alexander 





Good Conduct Medal - American Defence Service Medal - WWII Victory Medal




          Bronze Star Medal             American Campaign Medal




European African Middle Eastern Service Medal

3 Battle Stars"Ardennes-Rhineland-Central Europe"




"Belgium couple names unknown" 

E-mail from:  Beverly

Hi Ben,

   I remember telling you about this picture a while ago. I just found it yesterday.

This is a couple that my Dad stayed with during World War II. They were kind enough to let him stay inside and sleep there. The picture was taken in Belgium in 1945.

 I and Family members that did send me this picture were unsuccessful in locating the home. 



Upper left is John Robotti, middle is Phil Bacco, right is Paul Yankowich. 

 Lower left is John Smith, Louis Boasso

(American Photograph Co, Camp Shelby , Miss.)


John Smith and Paul Yankowich were together with Louis in the 643rd.

Phil Bacco and John Robotti were presumably later transferred to another Tank Destroyer unit.

Louis on Harley, Camp Shelby, Miss.





The picture on the left was taken in 1993 Paris, France. 

Louis was big on going on the World War Two tours and did so several times.   



Info and Pictures received from;

Phillis Stinson and Beverly Vassallo (Louis Daughter.)


Looking at your site. I don't see Louis j. Boasso. He won a Bronze Star. I need to know how he won. He died and then we found out about the Bronze Star. We want to know how he got it.Thank you, Phyllis Stinson.




Louis Bronze Star Medal is awarded to the following (General Order #102, 1945, 83rd Infantry Division)

Staff Sergeant Louis J. Boasso, 20133197, Field Artillery (TD), 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, Unites States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 24 December 1944 to 31 April 1945. Entered the military service from Connecticut.


Below is a picture of my Dad's Medals and Dogtags. The top patch of course is the panther of the 643rd.  It is an original. 

 I took it off my Dad's uniform when I was around 19 years old. An actual patch that fought overseas on the arm of a soldier and FATHER of whom I am very proud.




Beverly Vassallo:
A while ago I was reading a webpage that you sent to me on your visit to the Military Museum in Danbury, CT, and you have a picture posted.....

My Dad and his 2 friends, Ed Bobinski and Ed Wolozyn donated to the museum. 

 I don't know if all, but I remember my Dad saying that there was an attack and many of the men were killed.

Ed Wolozyn they called "The Mad Russian". They have all passed away and hopefully are telling their fabulous stories in heaven.