Louis J. Carpellotti
Louis Joseph Carpellotti
|Born||February 13, 1918|
Old Forge, Pennsylvania
|Died||August 7, 1942 (aged 24)|
Tulagi, Solomon Islands
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1940-1942|
|Rank||Private First Class|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
*Battle of Tulagi
Louis J. Carpellotti (February 13, 1918 – August 7, 1942) was a United States Marine who received the Silver Star posthumously for his actions during World War II.
Carpellotti was born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on September 22, 1940.
Private First Class Carpellotti was killed in action at Tulagi, Solomon Islands. During the Battle of Tulagi, part of the initial landings of Guadalcanal campaign, he led a detachment to deliver a flanking fire on a Japanese position, enabling the rest of his squad to assault and capture the position.
For his personal valor on Tulagi, Private First Class Carpellotti was awarded the Silver Star posthumously. He also received the Purple Heart.
The United States Navy destroyer escort USS Carpellotti (DE-548) was named for Private First Class Carpellotti, but her construction was cancelled in 1944 before she could be launched.
In 1944, the destroyer escort USS Carpellotti (DE-720) was named in his honor. During construction, she was converted into the high-speed transport USS Carpellotti (APD-136), and was in commission from 1945 to 1958.
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- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- "Carpellotti". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy. Retrieved 2006-12-01.
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