Anthony P Damato’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

March 22, 1922

Death Date

Feb 20, 1944

Age of Death

21 years

Cause of Death

N/A

Place of Death

Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands

Profession

War Hero

The war hero Anthony P Damato died at the age of 21. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

U.S. Marine who sacrificed himself by throwing himself on top of an enemy grenade while serving at Engebi Island during World War II. He received a posthumous Medal of Honor for his sacrifice.

He worked as a truck driver before enlisting in the Marine Corps.

The Navy destroyer USS Damato was named in his honor in 1945.

His brother, Neil, was also a soldier and was killed in Germany in 1943.

He was given the Medal of Honor by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.