Virginia Heroes

Andrew Joseph Gianotti

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Richmond City
Casualty Date: July 9, 1944
Died In: Normandy, France
Awards: Purple Heart

SSG Gianotti was section chief of one of B Batterys four 155 mm howitzers. He was killed on Omaha Beach on D-Day one week prior to his 31st birthday. He was a 1932 graduate of Benedictine High School in Richmond, VA.

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