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A Ranger Who Led the Way!

Honoring Thomas Sullivan, 1st and 3rd Ranger Battalion

KIA near Chiunzi Pass above Salerno, Italy
A more elite soldier who arrived by land or sea ...

 

 

KIA 

16 September 1943

"Tommy" is buried in the American Cemetery located at Nettunno, Italy.

Sicily-Rome Cemetery 

Plot J Row 13 Grave 41

 

Photos submitted by 

Ranger Sullivan's nephew 

Tom Lanagan

August 2002

 

 

 

Above photo taken February 1943 at Gafsa Station

North Africa

 

 

Ranger Sullivan entered the service from Rhode Island. He was one of the Original 1st Battalion Rangers who trained at Achnacarry, Scotland. The above photo was taken while with the 1st Battalion in North Africa. The photo to the left is the last photo Ranger Sullivan sent home in August 1943. This was taken prior to the landings at Salerno, Italy while he was with the 3rd Battalion.  He was a SGT at the time this photo was taken. Sullivan was killed by German 88 fire on the 16 September 1943 in the mountainous heights near Chiunzi Pass above Salerno, while returning from a patrol, which he led in this mountainous region.

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