Gabrielli, Elmo, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Second Class
Primary Unit
1943-1945, S2c-0000, USS Louisville (CA-28)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Alameda, CA
Last Address
527 Lander St
Reno, NV

Casualty Date
Jan 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Last Known Activity

By the new year, 1945, USS  Louisville (CA-28) was headed towards Lingayen Gulf. While en route on 5-6 January, two kamikazes headed for and scored on her. The first Kamikaze on January 5, 1945 hit the No. 2 main battery 8 inch 55 caliber gun knocking it completely out of commission killing one man with 17 injured/burned including Captain Rex LeGrande Hicks. The second Kamikaze on January 6, 1945 hit the starboard side signal bridge. 42 men were killed and 125 or more men were wounded.
 
S2c Gabrielli was one of the men killed.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 8846953

Bronze Star
Fearless and cool when one of several Japanese suicide planes plunged down on his seriously crippled vessel, Gabrielli gallantly remained at his battle station, maintaining steady fire at the approaching craft until it crashed against the starboard side of the ship near his position. Mortally wounded in the terrific explosion which followed, Gabrielli, by his determined fighting spirit and outstanding technical skill, had contributed to the defense of his ship throughout the hazardous, two-day engagement. His unfaltering devotion to duty during a period of strain and peril was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (Farragut, ID)
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1943-1945, S2c-0000, USS Louisville (CA-28)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll (Operation Catchpole)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Surigao Strait
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Apr 19, 1943, Four From Reno at Navy Station1
  Mar 03, 1945, Memorial Rites For War Victim1
  Aug 04, 1945, Wins Award for Heroism Before He Died1
  Nov 29, 1997, From Ruth Smith1
  Feb 23, 2019, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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