Served in the 7th Army, 3rd Infantry Division (Blue Devils), 15th Regiment (Can Do), B Company. Awarded the Purple Heart with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster for wounds received during the Anzio assault, a Bronze Star for capturing three German snipers, and the French Croix de Guerre.
Killed near Strasbourg, France, December 26, 1944. He was returned from St. Avold-Metz, France.
Burial U.S. National Cemetery, Knoxville.
Parents: Michael and Annetta Armetta. Siblings: Roy, Charles, Mary, Cecilia, Ann, Josephine, and Helen. The family were lifetime members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.