Sgrt George E Lancto

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Sgrt George E Lancto - V-2 been of Okinawa, 35 the All four walls of...
V-2 been of Okinawa, 35 the All four walls of the elevator were blown out. The bodies that were found were 200 feet from the building. Sgt. George (Killer) Lancto Of This City Gets Silver Star in rifles. WITH THE FIFTH ARMY, Italy --Staff Sgt. George E. Lancto of 1540 East Street, Pittsfield, Mass., recently was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action in Italy. He served with Company A of the 351st (Spearhead) Regiment, SSth (Blue Devil) Division. The citation reads: "While clearing clearing the enemy from a group of houses, Lancto and three a s t with vW- iooad as are placed on medical supplies. Another article found on the ship --non-contraband but unique--was a bottle of Scotch whiskey. Germans, safety, he of his men became involved in a fierce firefight with a large number of Disregarding his own crawled under heavy fire where, with eight shots from his nfle, he killed five and wounded wounded two Germans, causing the rest to scatter in disorder. "Continuing to a river bank, Lancto seized an automatic rifle and calmly and coolly fired his weapon, killing three more Germans. Germans. Confronted by this deadly marksman, a large number of Germans Germans threw down their weapons in terror and, with uplifted arms, came toward turn in surrender. Lancto set an outstanding example example for the officers and men of_his company." concluded the citation. Sgt. Lancto has been in Italy almost two years and wears the purple heart with two clusters, Prior to entering service Dec. 7, 1942, he was employed by the Royal Royal Cleaners. His mother, Mrs. ·Emma Lancto, lives at the East Staff Sort- George E. Lancto Street address in Piltsfield. His wife, Mrs. Josephine Lancto, makes her home in Lea, Mass, takeoff. ·o from pilot, the in the and the landed

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  1. The Berkshire Eagle,
  2. 07 Aug 1945, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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