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May 27, 2013

A city remembers

Salem launches project to dedicate, replace veteran's signs

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Pfc. Vincent Ansaloni

  • Crombie and Norman streets
  • Named in honor of Marine Pfc. Vincent Ansaloni, who was killed in action in Guam on July 24, 1944.

Staff Sgt. Mieczyslaus Miaskiewicz

  • Corner of Arbella and Bridge streets
  • Named in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Mieczyslaus "Mashie" Miaskiewicz, a World War II veteran who was killed in action when his B-17 bomber was shot down over the former Yugoslavia on May 18, 1944. For more than 60 years, the Miaskiewicz family believed Mashie was buried in a Long Island cemetery. In 2011, the Army notified the family that his body had been discovered in Bosnia. He was flown home and interred at St. Mary's Cemetery on Veteran's Day 2011.

Pvt. Adrian Pelletier

  • Corner of Charter Street and Hawthorne Boulevard
  • Named in honor of Army Pvt. Adrian Pelletier, who was killed in World War II. A U.S. Army paratrooper, he died on June 8, 1944, two days into the Normandy invasion. He is buried in France. Pelletier was one of six Salem brothers who served in World War II. His sister, Rita Lebrecque, was given a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol from then-Sen. John Kerry last fall, because the family never received a burial flag for Pelletier.

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