John William Mele – TM2, United States Navy

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John William Mele served in both World War II and in Korea.  He is the grandfather of John W. Mele II, Sergeant, United States Army, who was killed-in-action on 14 September 2007 during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and who is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


IRAQ ARLINGTON BURIAL
A bouquet of flowers rests on the head stone of World War II and Korea Navy veteran John W. Mele, Thursday, September 27, 2007, at Arlington National Cemetery. Mele's grandson Army Sergeant John W. Mele, 25, of Bunnell, Florida, died September 14, 2007, in Arab Jabour, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat operations. Sergeant Mele was buried seven rows apart from his namesake during a burial service, Thursday, September 27, 2007.

MELE, JOHN W

  • TM2   US NAVY
  • WORLD WAR II, KOREA
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 06/23/1924
  • DATE OF DEATH: 05/07/2004
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 12  SITE 7643
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

MELE, MARY D/O JOHN WILLIAM

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 11/09/1953
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/10/1953
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 12  SITE 7643 LL
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • DAUGHTER OF JOHN WILLIAM MELE, TORPEDOMAN 2C

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