Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Private, U.S. Army 1

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Full Name:
Henry J Guarnere 1
Buried: Buried at: Plot A Row 1 Grave 30<BR>Sicily-Rome American Cemetery<BR>Nettuno, Italy 1
Death: 6-Jan-44 1
Death Date: 06 Jan 1944 1
Memorial Cemetery: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery 1
Memorial Country: Nettuno, Italy 1
Memorial Location: Plot A Row 1 Grave 30 1
State: Pennsylvania 1

World War II 1

Private, U.S. Army 1
Service Number:
33026746 1
Silver Star, Purple Heart 1
47th Medical Battalion, 1st Armored Division 1

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Brother of a "Band of Brothers"

Monte Porchia, Italy

PFC Henry J. Guarnere served in the 47th Armored Medical Battalion of the 1st 'Old Ironsides' Armored Division.  PFC Henry Guarnere was killed in action on 6th January, 1944. Based on the date of Henry’s death, he was probably killed at the Battle of Monte Porchia, Italy, just south of the Monte Cassino. Earlier, while serving in North Africa, Tech 5 Henry Guarnere earned a Silver Star Medal for risking his life to render medical aid to a wound soldier.     PFC Henry was the brother of Sgt. Bill Guarnere, Company E, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division.  His story was told in the PBS TV series, "BAND OF BROTHERS". In one episode, Sgt Bill Guarnere was shocked to hear the news of his brother's death just before his jump into combat.  He asks one of his buddies; "Where in the Hell is Cassino?"    

Silver Star Commendation


Silver Star Commendation for
Tech 5 Henry Guarnere

  HENRY GUARNERE, (ASN 33026746), Technician Fifth Grade, Medical Detachment, * * * * * * * Battalion.  For gallantry in action on * * * 1943 in the vicinity of * * * * *, Tunisia.  During heavy counter battery fire a solider in a gun section was seriously wounded and unable to reach shelter.  Technician Fifth Grade Guarnere voluntarily and without hesitation ran to the wounded soldier and began administering first aid to him.  Although the position was still receiving heavy fire he completely disregarded his own welfare by remaining with the wounded soldier until he completed his first aid treatment.  His daring and heroic actions undoubtly save the soldier's life.  The gallantry, perseverance, and concern for the welfare of a wounded comrade displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Guarnere reflect great credit upon himself and the command and are highly commendable.     Entered Military Service from hiladelphia, Pennsylavania.  (Medal No. 24737)

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