William Joseph Mallaro


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MALLARO, William Joseph

William Joseph Mallaro was born on June 16th 1917 to Bilardo William Magliaro & Mary C. [Perotsella] Mallaro in Buhl, Minnesota.

Mr. Mallaro was inducted into the Army on May 9th 1941 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Home at entry: Buhl, Minnesota.

He served as administrative NCO with the 3639th Quartermaster Truck Company of the 235th Quartermaster Battalion (Mobile) in Algeria-France Morocco and Tunisia, North Africa; and Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Northern Apennines and Po Valley, Italy. He rose to the rank of 1st Sergeant.

SGT Mallaro earned the following merits for his service:

  • Good Conduct Medal,
  • American Defense Service Medal,
  • European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 6 bronze battle stars and bronze arrowhead,
  • World War II Victory Medal, -and-
  • five overseas service bars.


He was honorably discharged on July 21st 1945, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. After the war he returned home and married Helen Elaine [Philipovich] and they started a family.

Mr. Mallaro died on August 4th 1986 at the age of 69 years. He is buried at Lakeview Cemetery in his hometown of Buhl.

Source(s): Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project. 189.

Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center | Veterans Memorial Hall (vets-hall.org)

Page 1 WWII Draft Registration Cards - Fold3

1SGT William J. Mallaro (1917-1986) - Find a Grave Memorial

Minnesota, U.S., Birth Index, 1935-2000 - Ancestry.com

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