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U.S. Marine who sacrificed himself by throwing himself on top of an enemy grenade while serving at Engebi Island during World War II. He received a posthumous Medal of Honor for his sacrifice.
He worked as a truck driver before enlisting in the Marine Corps.
The Navy destroyer USS Damato was named in his honor in 1945.
His brother, Neil, was also a soldier and was killed in Germany in 1943.
He was given the Medal of Honor by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
How did Anthony P Damato die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||21 years|
|Death date||February 20, 1944|
|Place of death||Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands|
|Place of burial||N/A|