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


Place of Death

Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands


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.