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Shelby in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Decker-Malatesta Post 0113

 
 
Decker ~ Malatesta Post O113 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
1. Decker ~ Malatesta Post O113 Marker
Inscription.  In Honor & Memory of all Deceased Veterans who made the Ultimate Sacrifice so that we might live in peace.....

PFC Denzil M. Decker: US Marines who lost his life September 18, 1944 while landing on Palau Island in the Pacific. Denzil was 19 yrs old.

T/SGT Mareno P. Malatesta: US Air Force. Tail Gunner on b-17 who lost his life while flying a mission over Vienna Austria August 22, 1944. Mareno was 28 yrs old.
 
Erected by American Legion.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 33° 57.019′ N, 90° 46.085′ W. Marker is in Shelby, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Memorial is on South Broadway Street north of West 3rd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shelby MS 38774, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Shelby Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Townsend (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); AKA Mobile Health Project (approx. 5.1 miles away); Delta Health Center
Decker ~ Malatesta Post O113 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
2. Decker ~ Malatesta Post O113 Marker
(approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named AKA Mobile Health Project (approx. 5.2 miles away); T. R. M. Howard (approx. 5.3 miles away); Friendship Clinic (approx. 5.3 miles away); Site of Mound Bayou Oil Mill & Manufacturing Company (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelby.
 
Decker ~ Malatesta Post O113 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
3. Decker ~ Malatesta Post O113 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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