Joseph P. Abela

World War II
Service #32105147
RankPrivate, U.S. Army
Unit18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Entered Service From
New York
Date of DeathDecember 24, 1942
Buried Plot D Row 17 Grave 2
North Africa American Cemetery
Tunis, Tunisia

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

Purple Heart