De Dente, Joseph.

Biography

De Dente, Joseph (Di Dent; De Dent, José); b. December 3, 1910 (1911), Pisa, Italy, Naturalized through District Court of Canton (Dayton) Ohio on September 16, 1936; Italian American; Sister Frances Pariano; High School education; No prior military experience; Married; Driver, Tile Worker and Gas Worker; CP January 1937; Received Passport# 369989, Washington DC series issued February 26, 1937; Domicile Waynesburg, Ohio; Sailed March 10, 1937; Arrived in Spain March 27, 1937; Served with the Albacete Auto Park beginning April 5, 1937; to Benisa Hospital beginning June 9, 1937; then to Denia hospital beginning June 28, 1937; 45th Division Transport, Sanidad; later to 5th Army Corps, Sanidad, Transport; Last 45th Division, Divisionario BN; Driver and Ambulance Driver; Rank Soldado; Served at Madrid, Aragon, Gandesa and Ebro Offensive; spoke English, Italian and Spanish; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; Address on return Box 75, Waynseburg, Ohio; d. January 21, 1990, buried Sandy Valley Cemetery, Waynesburg, Start County, Ohio, Wife Nadlane DeDent; Cousin of Julian Dente.
Sources: Mac-Paps; XV BDE, Italian; “Joseph De Dent;” RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 879, ll. 15-24; Find-a-Grave# 67947256. Code A1
Photograph: Joseph De Dente in Spain. RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 879, ll. 15.