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World War II Veteran, James Aloisi to be honored on October 14,

On October 14th at 5:30 a.m. at the Troop F State Police Offices at the Airport,  Honor Flight New England will be taking 62 WWII veterans to Washington DC to honor them for their service and to see the WWII memorial along with other memorials.

Among the 62 veterans will be long-time East Boston resident James A. Aloisi, Sr.

Activity during World War II

Mr. Aloisi entered the United States Navy from his hometown of Medford, MA on  July 13, 1944. He completed basic training at Sampson, New York and Armed Guard at Camp Shelton, Norfolk, Virginia. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres of operation. His service in the Pacific was based at the Naval Base in Manila. He served on the USS David B. Johnson, as an armed guard on the North Atlantic Run, crossing the Artic Circle on April 15, 1945.


While onboard the USS Johnson he was an armed guard in the Murmansk Run which was one of the most dangerous and deadliest missions of the war. He also served on the USS Lexington.

Service Medals awarded were: The WWII Victory Medal, the American Area Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Area Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre

He was honorably discharged on June 8, 1946 with a rank and classification of Coxswain, V6, U.S. Naval Reserve.



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