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Pfc. Frank B. DiCarlo

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Frank B. DiCarlo, 93 of Valley Stream, N.Y. passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 in his home.  As one of the "Greatest Generation", Frank volunteered and served in the Army Air Force and the regular U.S. Army from October 13, 1942 through November 5, 1945 when he received his Honorable Discharge.  During his service, he spent nearly 300 days in front line combat serving in Company G of the 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division which help relieve the 101st Airborne trapped in Bastogne, Belgium.  Frank was awarded a Bronze Star for his service and his Regiment was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.  On May 8th, 2012 Frank was awarded the French Legion of Honour - Chevalier (Knight) at a presentation ceremony at West Point Military Academy.  The 35th Infantry Division suffered more than 180% casualties, killed and wounded, during the war, but Frank was one of the very lucky few.  He returned home to Brooklyn, New York and became a skilled glazier installing windows in many iconic New York City skyscrapers including the World Trade Center.  He met his future wife Antoinette ("Terri") Basil, married and in 1950, moved to Valley Stream, where they raised six children.  He owned and operated his own successful glass business.

After retiring, Frank volunteered his time at local soup kitchens, hospitals and was very active in the Valley Stream Civilian Patrol.

He is survived by his six children, Thomas and his wife Donna of Manhasset, NY, Connie and her husband Roger of Whangarei, New Zealand, Jeanne of NY, NY, Louis and his wife Linda of Valley Stream, NY, Francis of Hermosa Beach, CA and Mary and her husband Gary of Valley Stream, NY.; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; his brother Vincent and his wife Dorothy and a lifetime of adventures, fun times and jokes.

A service was held on Tuesday, January 31st at 10:30am at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Hewlett, N.Y. after which Frank was laid to rest with his wife in St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village, N.Y.

Thanks to Gary Wang, Pfc. Frank DiCarlo's son-in-law, for this information and the picture.

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