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Sunday, November 11, 2007
Veterens Day Memory - Park named after my uncle in Staten Island
WINTER AVE, BISMARK AVE, Staten Island, NY
This playground honors the memory Sergeant Carmine Liotti (1924-1945) and Private First Class Lloyd Ikefugi (1923-1945), two young men from Staten Island who died fighting for their country in World War II.
Carmine Liotti, born December 13, 1924, lived in New Brighton at 18 Ely Street and attended P.S. 17 on Harvard Avenue. At McKee High School he played football, and the Journal of American Football listed him as an all-star player. Liotti joined the army immediately after high school and became a medic in 319th Infantry. By April 15, 1945, Liotti’s unit advanced to the town of Glauchau, in the Saxony region of Germany. While Liotti attended to wounded men on the battlefield and prepared them for transport to the hospital in town, a German nurse called upon him to help evacuate an injured German as well. Lifting the German onto his litter jeep, Liotti proceeded up the main street of the town. An enemy soldier, perhaps unaware that a German lay in the vehicle, threw a grenade at the jeep, and shrapnel inflicted Liotti with mortal wounds. He lived just long enough for a priest to administer last rights.
Find more info here.
THE MEMORY OF
BORN DEC. 13, 1924
KILLED IN ACTION APRIL 15, 1945
BORN SEPT. 16, 1923
KILLED IN ACTION APRIL 25, 1945
POST NO. 1296."