|Allegrucci, Anthony J. (893rd)|
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Anthony J. Allegrucci
Biography: Anthony Joseph Allegrucci was born on December 28, 1914 in Sayre, PA. He was the son of Julio and Rosa Allegrucci and attended Sayre area schools, graduating in 1932. He was a football star while in high school and played semi-pro ball for a period of time. He found work on the railroad as a brakeman and repairman.
Service Time: After entering the service, Anthony was assigned to B Company of the 893rd Tank Destroyer Battalion which received campaign credit for Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, the Ardennes and Central Europe.
After returning to the states, Anthony returned to work at the railroad. In 1947, he married the former Janice Crockenberg of Towanda, PA. The couple would make their residence in Sayre and together have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls.
Anthony enjoyed watching baseball in his spare time and was a member of both the VFW and Elks in his area. Anthony passed away in 2003 and was buried in Waverly, NY.
I want to thank Anthony's son Eric for providing the information and photo of his father for this article.
Although Anthony is not shown in the photo to the left, he had identified the M10 Tank Destroyer, "Buckin Bum", as his and it is believed that he was probably manning the camera.
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