Lawrence Coladangelo (#35517078)

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Wickliffe, Ohio
May 12, 1922
Anti Tank

83rd Infantry
Bronze Star Medal, ...

Lawrence Coladangelo was born on May 12, 1922, in Wickliffe, Lake County, Ohio, to Donamie and Rose (Sabette) Coladangelo. Lawrence "Larry" Coladangelo  enlisted (#35517078) on October 15, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio. At that time he had a 4 years of high school education, his  civil occupation was listed as "Apprentices to other trades".

Mr. Coladangelo was a lifelong Wickliffe resident and retired in 1980 from Dominic's Cafe, where he had worked for many years.

George Studor had the opportunity to visit Larry Coladangelo at his home, July 30 2012, and these are a few things he recalled.
He said 10 guys from his hometown in Wickcliff, Ohio were inducted on the same day, and 9 ended up in the 83rd! Of those 9, 3 were killed, 2 discharged, and 4 came home alive. Returned alive: Paul "Gabby" Vitantonio, Angelo Cecina, Dominic Christopher, and Larry Coladangelo. Killed In Action: Carmen Matteo, Albert Vitantonio (cousin of Paul Vitantonio), and Earl Russel. Discharged: Lester Cinabella, and Tony DeMatteo

One incident he recalled: Galleon drove the ATCO HQ jeep. One day in the Hurtgen Forest, a round came near and he got out of the jeep and a second round knocked the jeep up a tree, it flipped upside down and received almost no damage...
He was thrown into a pool in Germany, but couldn't swim.... They threw grenades into the river to "catch" fish...not that proud of that.

Lawrence Coladangelo died on August 26, 2012 in Naples, Collier County, Florida and is buried at the All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Angela (Fatica) Coladangeloand his second wife, Christine (Tirabasso) Coladangelo.

If somebody has some more information on Lawrence "Larry" Coladangelo, please don't hesitate to contact me!!

Source Information:
Thijs Hodiamont's website:
George F. Studor Jr.