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Antone T. Minko

Died in the service of our country
BHS class of 1943
Branch of Service: Navy
Hometown: 7 4th St.
Bergenfield
Date of birth: 1926
Rank: Motor Machinist's Mate, Second
Date of casualty: Wednesday, September 19, 1945
Place of casualty: Okinawa
Dedication: Minko Place, Bergenfield
Other webpages:
World War II
Purple Heart Hall of Honor


About Antone T. : He was a 20 year old Navy motor machinist mate, and was the only serviceman from Bergenfield's monument to survive WWII. He and two other brothers served in WWII.

On September 17, 1945, 15 days after Japan's official surrender, a Typhoon capsized his ship off Okinawa. Only
one of of Tony's seaman's shipmates survied after spending 56 hours adrift.

Minoko Place honors his brother.
Additional information: Burried in the Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, HI, USA

Tone Minko - from yearbook
Antone Minko - Letter


The Veterans section was created and maintained by
Eva DeMaggio Gallione, BHS '64 and Joseph DiMaggio, BHS'67