(11/13/1924 – 12/2/1950; age 26) US Army Korean War Veteran will be coming home to his native Rhode Island where he will be laid to rest with full military honors after being “unaccounted for” (MIA/KIA) for the last 70 years. Mazzulla’s remains were turned over to the United States by North Korea on July 27, 2018, according to the U.S. Army.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency finally identified his remains on May 28, 2020, using circumstantial and anthropological evidence, and scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosome analysis, according to the U.S. Army.
Anthony was a member of B Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division in the US Army. He was awarded many medals and decorations for his military service, such as: Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Bronze Star (3), Presidential Unit Citation, Navy, Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), Honorable Service Lapel Button- WWII, United Nations Service Medal- Korea, Republic of Korea War Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.
Born in the Bronx, NY he was a son of the late Louis J. and Jennie (Toto) Mazzulla. He was the brother of the late Daniel E. Mazzulla, Louis G. Mazzulla and John R. Mazzulla.
Anthony is survived by his dear nieces and nephews, Lois Marandola, Anthony Mazzulla, Michael Mazzulla, Lori Cardillo, Donna Mazzulla, David Mazzulla, Kristen Mazzulla and the late Daniel Mazzulla.
Funeral from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Saturday, October 16th at 9:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Rocco’s Church, Johnston. Interment with military honors will take place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. VISITING HOURS will be held Saturday morning from 8:00 – 9:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: PVAMC, Voluntary Service (135), Attn: Donna Russillo, 830 Chalkstone Ave, Providence, RI 02908 or online at: https://www.providence.va.gov/giving.
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PVAMC, Voluntary Services (135), Attn: Donna Russillo
830 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence RI 02908