Ranger Who Led the Way!
Thomas Sullivan, 1st and 3rd Ranger Battalion
Chiunzi Pass above Salerno, Italy
elite soldier who arrived by land or sea ...
is buried in the American Cemetery located at Nettunno, Italy.
J Row 13 Grave 41
photo taken February 1943 at Gafsa Station
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