Louis Joseph CAPOZI

 

capozi louis j
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER32314986
AGE24 yo
DATE OF BIRTH15 january 1920
STATENEW YORK
FAMILY-
RANKSergeant
FONCTION-
JOB before ENLISTEMENT--NY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT-
COMPANYCompany C
BATTALION68th Tank Battalion
DIVISION6th Armored Division
"Super Sixth"
DATE OF DEATH6 august 1944capozi louis j mur
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHPlouneour-Menez FINISTÈRE
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY from St James

Map Brittany American Cemetery

GRAVE
Wall of Missing
DECORATION
Silver Starss
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Good Conduct MedalGood Medal Conduite
European African Middle Eastern Campaing MedalEAMECampaign
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal

 

us army div arm 6 68bt
By Carl DiMaria
capozi louis joseph

capozi louis j stele

Stele in memory of Sergeant Louis J CAPOZI at Arlington Cemetery

Then on the 6th of August, the 1st Platoon of D Company was attached to the advance guard to support the point.

Also the third platoon of this company was attached to advance guard with the mission of reconnoitering an enemy strong point on the flank of the column. The third platoon proceeded on an independent route and encountered a road block defended by small arms, machine guns and bazookas.

The platoon drew very heavy fire from all weapons, deployed and withdrew under their own supporting fire after inflicting heavy casualties and driving off some of the enemy machine guns and bazookas.

This action cost the Company an important casualty, Captain Robert B. McKenna, Company Commander of Company "D," who was wounded in the left arm.

The first platoon in the point encountered small arms, bazookas, and mortar fire while reconnoitering an enemy strong point while in the vicinity of the route march, but received no casualties. The main body moved out of the Bivouac area at approximately 1745. Company C, now in the advance party, ran into stiff enemy resistance at Blouveaut, and came under fire from small arms, machine guns, mortars, and a battery of artillery.

The enemy was dug in on well prepared positions. Enemy observation was good. However, a section of medium tanks, under the command of 2nd Lt. John Lundh, pushed into town and pressed the enemy back into the west end of town, while the CCA column bypassed the town and the strong point. This tank section knocked out two enemy machine gun nests and inflicted heavy personal casualties on the foe.

It also admirably succeeded in screening the main body on the south end of the town, but the cost was heavy. Both tanks of the section were knocked out. Lt. Lundh's tank was knocked out by direct fire from a captured enemy French 75, and Sgt. Capozi's tank was knocked out by bazooka fire. The casualties were two killed, one wounded, and 4 missing.

capozi louis j team

Nbr 3 Louis J. Capozi, F company 10 April 1943

Source: Paul Warp collection

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SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOFindagrave.com - JF PELLOUAIS - www.abmc.gov - Honorstates.org - 6th-armored-division-honor-roll - Tracesofwar.com - Paul Warp collection - Carl DiMaria
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