Pfc. Emil M. Liloia KIA at Iwo Jima

(April 13, 1945) - Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Vito Frank Liloia of Passaic avenue that their son, Pfc. Emil M. Liloia, 21, USMC, was killed in action March 1 on Iwo Jima while serving with the 3rd Marine division.

Upon high school graduation, he received a scholarship to Temple university in Philadelphia and had played there only one year when he went into the Marine Corps in February 1942.

USMC Emil Liloia, Killed in action at Iwo Jima


The Nutley Sun, April 13, 1945

PFC. EMIL LILOIA KILLED IN ACTION

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