Tec5. Timothy P. Olivo    

 

Mil# 06892113

Enlisted:  March 17, 1942  Harrisburg, PA

 2nd Platooon C. Company - A. Company 643rd TD BN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born: 13 November 1913     Place: Indiana, PA

Died:  19 September 1993      Place:  Huntingdon, PA

Buried: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Huntingdon, PA

 

Wife: Anne Olivo (Shellenberger)   Married: 22 November 1939

Children: Jane

Last known address: 1132 Warm Springs Av.  Huntingdon, PA

 

Father:  Ralph Olivo  Mother: Carmella Olivo (Tangretti)

 

 

Awards

 

Purple Heart W/Cluster

 

 

European African Middle Eastern Service Medal

Battle Stars"Ardennes-Rhineland-Eastern Europe"

 

 

 

 

2 March 1945

2nd platoon of C. Company was ambushed near Kapellen/Hemmerden, Germany.

Losing most of their equipment and 38 men killed, wounded or missing. Timothy was Missing In Action.

 

Several Soldiers of C-Comp 643rd TD BN  took shelter in the factory to the left of the burning vehicles in the picture. There were also German civilians and soldiers in the basement of the factory. The C-Company medics had some medical supplies that they shared with the Germans and our men were sure the Germans would have killed them if they hadn't shared the medicine with the Germans. There was a very near neighboring village called Hemmerden and the Battalion history says the action took place at kapellen.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Altoona Tribune March 24, 1945

 

Altoona Tribune Apr. 17, 1945

Altoona Tribune May 24, 1945

 

 

 

Timothy's grave marker at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Huntingdon, PA

 

 

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