Staff Sergeant Louis S. Doddo, 30, killed in action in the Battle of Saipan during World War II.
Louis Doddo was born in South Norwalk, CT, the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Tedesco) Doddo, and had enlisted in the US Army in March of 1941. He served with the US Army, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division, and was killed during a massive Japanese attack on the island of Saipan during World War II. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, among other awards and citations. Over 75 years later, his remains were disinterred from Manilla American Cemetery in the Philippines, and after positive DNA identification, his remains have been repatriated to the United States.
Louis was a musician, playing the saxophone in Hugh Golden’s Band, and was a member of the American Legion- Frank C. Godfrey, Post 12. He was also an athlete, playing for the East Norwalk Eagles softball team. Louis was a true patriot, a devoted son and loyal friend.
Staff Sergeant Doddo is survived by his niece and nephew, as well as grand nieces and nephews, Ted Tedesco, Michael Tedesco, Katherine Mola, Lorraine De Nicola, Marylou Bell, Annette Izzo, who with assistance from the Department of the Army, made his bittersweet final return home possible.
Graveside services, with full military honors will be held at 12 Noon, on Friday, June 18, 2021 at St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue., Norwalk. Memorial donations may be made to a veteran organization of one’s choice.
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