Louis J. Carpellotti

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Louis Joseph Carpellotti
Born(1918-02-13)February 13, 1918
Old Forge, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 7, 1942(1942-08-07) (aged 24)
Tulagi, Solomon Islands
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1940-1942
RankPrivate First Class
Battles/warsWorld War II
*Battle of Tulagi
AwardsSilver Star
Purple Heart

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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