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First Name: Salvatore

Last Name: Cemelli

Birthplace: Hoboken, NJ, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Peter

Date of Birth: 14 August 1946

Date of Death: 08 December 1966

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Salvatore Peter Cemelli

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Salvatore Peter Cemelli

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Salvatore Peter Cemelli was born on 14 August 1946.

On 8 December 1966, Private First Class Salvatore Peter Cemelli was serving with B Company, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in South Vietnam.

On that day, PFC Cemelli was killed in action when he sustained wounds from small arms fire. His body was recovered.

Badge and Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge
Bronze Star Medal (Merit)
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w Palm Unit Citation
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon W/Device(1960)

The name Salvatore P Cemelli is inscribed on Panel 13E Line 020 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


PFC Cemelli is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ.


Honoree ID: 3625   Created by: MHOH




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