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Jerry Greeno Military Service Profile


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Jerry Greeno Military Service Profile


Jerry Genaro Greeno
Private United States Army
D Battery, 68th Coast Artillery Battalion
Anti-Aircraft Division
5th Army

Born: Apr 25, 1917
Died: Feb 17, 1944

An action report indicated that just before midnight on February 16th, the Germans had driven a two mile wide wedge between the 179th and 157th Infantry of the 45th Division. Three German regiments supported by sixty tanks were threatening the entire Anzio, Italy beachhead.

The Allies scrambled to plug the gap with hastily redeployed 90-MM anti-aircraft guns, naval gunfire, and units of the 1st Armored Division. American units at Anzio suffered heavy losses while defending their positions on the 16th through 18th of February.

Private Greeno had seen service in Africa and had been in the Army less than three years.

He is the third casualty from Harrison Street. Jerry had worked at the American Woolen Company before volunteering for service. Two brothers are currently stationed in Alabama and Puerto Rico.

The portrait is on display in the Maynard Veterans' Wall of Honor in the Soup Campbell Room, Lower Level of Maynard Town Hall.




Description researched and provided by Andrew Mitzcavitch
See 2019.155

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Framed Photo 8x10

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inches